Help-Seeking to Cope With Experiences of Violence Among Women Living With HIV in Canada Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Using baseline data from a community-collaborative cohort of women living with HIV in Canada, we assessed the prevalence and correlates of help-seeking among 1,057 women who reported experiencing violence in adulthood (≥16 years). After violence, 447 (42%) sought help, while 610 (58%) did not. Frequently accessed supports included health care providers ( n = 313, 70%), family/friends ( n = 244, 55%), and non-HIV community organizations ( n = 235, 53%). All accessed supports were perceived as helpful. Independent correlates of help-seeking included reporting a previous mental health diagnosis, a history of injection drug use, experiencing childhood violence, and experiencing sexism. We discuss considerations for better supporting women who experience violence.

authors

  • Gormley, Rebecca
  • Nicholson, Valerie
  • Parry, Rebeccah
  • Lee, Melanie
  • Webster, Kath
  • Sanchez, Margarite
  • Cardinal, Claudette
  • Li, Jenny
  • Wang, Lu
  • Balleny, Rosa
  • de Pokomandy, Alexandra
  • Loutfy, Mona
  • Kaida, Angela
  • Abdul-Noor, Rahma
  • Anema, Aranka
  • Angel, Jonathan
  • Bakombo, Dada Mamvula
  • Barry, Fatimatou
  • Bauer, Greta
  • Beaver, Kerrigan
  • Boucher, Marc
  • Boucoiran, Isabelle
  • Brophy, Jason
  • Brotto, Lori
  • Burchell, Ann
  • Cardinal, Claudette
  • Carter, Allison
  • Cioppa, Lynne
  • Conway, Tracey
  • Côté, José
  • Cotnam, Jasmine
  • d’Ambrumenil, Cori
  • Dayle, Janice
  • Ding, Erin
  • Dubuc, Danièle
  • Duddy, Janice
  • Fernet, Mylène
  • Fraleigh, Annette
  • Frank, Peggy
  • Gagnier, Brenda
  • Gagnon, Marilou
  • Gahagan, Jacqueline
  • Gasingirwa, Claudine
  • Gataric, Nada
  • Gormley, Rebecca
  • Greene, Saara
  • Groleau, Danielle
  • Guerlotté, Charlotte
  • Hart, Trevor
  • Hankins, Catherine
  • Hawa, Roula
  • Heer, Emily
  • Hogg, Robert S
  • Howard, Terry
  • Islam, Shazia
  • Jean-Gilles, Joseph
  • Jefferis, Hermione
  • Jones, Evin
  • Kaushic, Charu
  • Kazemi, Mina
  • Kestler, Mary
  • Kiboyogo, Maxime
  • Klein, Marina
  • Kronfli, Nadine
  • Kwaramba, Gladys
  • Lacasse, Gary
  • Lacombe-Duncan, Ashley
  • Lee, Melanie
  • Lee, Rebecca
  • Li, Jenny
  • Lima, Viviane
  • Lloyd-Smith, Elisa
  • Logie, Carmen
  • Maan, Evelyn
  • Martel-Lafrenière, Valérie
  • Martin, Carrie
  • Masching, Renee
  • Massie, Lyne
  • Medjuck, Melissa
  • Ménard, Brigitte
  • Miller, Cari L
  • Mitchell, Judy
  • Mondragon, Gerardo
  • Money, Deborah
  • Monteith, Ken
  • Muchenje, Marvelous
  • Mukandamutsa, Florida
  • Ndung’u, Mary
  • Nicholson, Valerie
  • O’Brien, Kelly
  • O’Brien, Nadia
  • Ogilvie, Gina
  • Ogunnaike-Cooke, Susanna
  • Otis, Joanne
  • Parry, Rebeccah
  • Patterson, Sophie
  • Paul, Angela
  • Peltier, Doris
  • Pick, Neora
  • Pierre, Alie
  • Powis, Jeff
  • Proulx-Boucher, Karène
  • Quan, Corinna
  • Rana, Jesleen
  • Roth, Eric
  • Rouleau, Danielle
  • Rouleau, Geneviève
  • Rueda, Sergio
  • Salters, Kate
  • Sanchez, Margarite
  • Sandre, Roger
  • Sas, Jacquie
  • Savoie, Édénia
  • Sereda, Paul
  • Smith, Stephanie
  • Summers, Marcie
  • Tharao, Wangari
  • Tom, Christina
  • Tremblay, Cécile
  • Trigg, Jason
  • Trottier, Sylvie
  • Underhill, Angela
  • Wagner, Anne
  • Walmsley, Sharon
  • Wang, Clara
  • Webster, Kath
  • Wobeser, Wendy
  • Wozniak, Denise
  • Yudin, Mark
  • Zhang, Wendy
  • Zhu, Julia

publication date

  • March 2022