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Positively Safe: Addressing the Intersection of DV and HIV/AIDS Toolkit


October 2019

This toolkit aims to provide domestic violence and HIV/AIDS service providers with information and resources to enhance services for persons exposed to HIV/AIDS and domestic violence. The information provided here addresses frequently asked questions, common challenges, best practices, templates for adaptation, and resources for additional information and assistance. Several resources support building collaborative partnerships and cross training efforts between the domestic violence and HIV/AIDS fields. Strong, collaborative relationships are important for ensuring quality services for domestic violence survivors who may be at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS.

Please select a category to access the resources for that section. Contact Us for additional assistance.

Notes on Toolkit Resource Language Use:

  • Intimate Partner Violence: Or IPV, is another term used for Domestic Violence, often used in the medical field, and describes a relationship in which an act or pattern of acts is used by a person to gain or maintain control, harm, threaten, intimidate, harass, coerce, control, isolate, restrain, or monitor another person in a current or former intimate relationship or a social relationship.
  • Survivor/Victim: These terms are used interchangeably to refer to a person who is currently or was formerly in an abusive relationship as a way to recognize the unique challenges an individual faces while still in a relationship as well as their experience in fleeing and healing from an abusive relationship.
  • Gendered pronoun use: Because domestic violence is not a strictly heteronormative trend, meaning that all genders can perpetuate and become victim to domestic violence, we have made a conscious effort to use gender-neutral pronouns in many of our materials. However, in recognition that 85% of victims of domestic violence are female, there are some instances where gendered pronouns are used.

  • Combined HIV/DV Provider Factsheet: Download
  • Domestic Violence Provider Fact Sheet: Download
  • HIV Provider Fact Sheet: Download
  • Tips for Domestic Violence Providers: Download
  • Tips for HIV Providers: Download
  • Informed Conversation about Domestic Violence and HIV: Download

  • Successful Partnerships: Download
  • Conversation Guide: Starting the Discussion about Domestic Violence: Download
  • Conversation Guide: Starting the Discussion about HIV/AIDS: Download
  • Domestic Violence Resource Guide: Download
  • HIV Resource Guide: Download
  • HIV Risk Factors and Risk Reduction: Download
  • HIV Power and Control Wheel: Download
  • Starting the Conversation with Domestic Violence Advocates on HIV: Download
  • Supporting Survivors Accessing HIV Care: Download

  • 17 Things You Can Do To Make a Difference for Survivors Living with HIV: Download
  • Brochure: Download
  • Brochure – Spanish: Download
  • Get PrEP’ed – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Postcard: Download
  • Get PrEP’ed – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Postcard Spanish: Download
  • Healing from Trauma for Survivors Living with HIV: Download
  • Interview with Sojourner House: Download
  • Laws Impacting Individuals Living with HIV: Download
  • Linkage to and Retention in Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Download
  • Medications & Survivors: Download
  • Online Privacy for Survivors Living with HIV: Download
  • Poster 1: Download
  • Poster 2: Download
  • PrEP Poster: Download
  • Preventing Staff Burnout to Help Survivors Heal: Download
  • Privacy, Domestic Violence, and HIV: A Guide for Advocates: Download
  • Safety Planning: Download
  • What Health Care Providers Should Know about The Intersection of HIV, Domestic Violence, Confidentiality & Tech: Download