David Jenkin’s story reveals a great deal about the largest unaddressed risk factor in HIV/AIDS transmission, namely trauma.
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and intimate partner violence are common causes of trauma and violence in vulnerable populations. Below are important statistics about violence and trauma and its connection to HIV/AIDS. In comparison to the general population, people living with HIV tend to report experiencing more traumatic life events, particularly those that are violent & abusive. [Read more…]