Intimate Partner Violence, Depression, and Quality of Life among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in a Coastal City of South India

Basavaprabhu Achchappa, Mahak Bhandary, Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan, John T. Ramapuram, Vaman Kulkarni, Satish Rao, Deepak Maadi, Anish Bhat, Shivani Priyadarshni

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Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a severe form of abuse prevalent in urban and rural areas of India with its effects on mental and physical health of the person receiving it, leading to a poorer quality of life. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 99 women living with HIV, and information was collected using abuse assessment scale. The data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version 17.0. Results: The IPV was reported by 19.2% of the respondents, of which psychological (14.1%) was most common followed by physical (4.1%) and sexual abuse (1.0%). The experience of IPV was significantly associated with socioeconomic status, number of children, marital status, and CD4 counts of the participants. Conclusion: The prevalence of IPV in our study was found to be less compared to previous studies, however, there were significant association among factors such as socioeconomic status, CD4 counts, and marital status of the participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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