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Problem of violence against women with HIV is unacknowledged, say researchers

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 19 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1087
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

The authors of a new study have called for recognition and specialised support for women suffering from both HIV and gender based violence (GBV).

“For women experiencing this there really needs to be specialist case management,” said Jane Hutchinson, the study’s coauthor. The study looks at the feasibility of a full investigation into the problem,1 and is published by the Sophia Forum, a network of organisations in the United Kingdom that promote women’s health.

The link between HIV and GBV has been widely researched internationally, but in the UK the problem is “under-researched and relatively unacknowledged,” the …

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