The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) & HIV

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Resource Description: 

This independent study is based on a webinar recorded on October 24, 2013.

Expiration Date:

This activity was originally released on March 16, 2015 and is available for continuing education credit until January 6, 2018. Reviewed/updated January, 2016.

This independent learning module explores the intersection of IPV and HIV in a family planning setting. There is growing evidence that clients who have HIV are at higher risk for IPV, and clients who are victims of IPV face higher risks for HIV. This training offers providers knowledge, skills, and tools to enhance their screening in order to identify “red flags” for IPV and HIV. It also offers risk reduction tools to use when HIV or IPV risk factors are present.

Target Audience

This course is designed for all family planning staff who serve clients in a clinical setting other Title X grantees, domestic violence advocates, federal staff, State Health Departments and others interested in more effectively addressing the intersection of HIV and IPV.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the intersection of IPV incidence and HIV risk.
  2. Describe the incidence of IPV in communities of color and with HIV positive women.
  3. Describe screening for clients who are at risk for IPV and HIV.
  4. Describe counseling interventions for clients who are at risk for IPV and HIV.


Sima Michaels Dembo, MPH
Public Health Advisor
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Linda J. Koenig, PhD, MS
Chief, Prevention Research Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, LICSW
Professor of Social Work & HIV Intervention Science Training Fellow 
School of Social Work
Howard University

Surabhi Kukké, MPH
Director of Prevention Programs
Texas Council on Family Violence

Registration & Fees

The independent study is FREE of charge. It requires a brief registration process and participants can request a Certificate of Participation at no charge upon completion of an online evaluation.

Continuing Education (CE)

A $15 fee for a continuing education (CE) certificate will be charged. There is no fee for a certificate of participation.

Cardea Services is an approved provider for continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this CE activity, 1.5 contact hours will be awarded.

Successful completion of this continuing nursing activity includes the following:

  • Completing the entire CE activity;
  • Completing the online evaluation;
  • Submitting an online CE request.

This continuing education activity is co-provided by Cardea Services and Futures Without Violence.


Contents of this event do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services. Printed materials are reviewed for medical accuracy and are consistent with nationally recognized standards of care and Title X program requirements.


Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning, grant # FPTPA006024-02-01


Contact the National Training Center for Service Delivery, Oakland Office, at 510.835.3700 or

To take this Independent Study Course, click here.



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