Factors that Contribute to Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Relationships with HIV/AIDS


The proposed study is designed to begin research into the impact of HIV/AIDS status on intimate partner violence (IPV) in same-sex couples. By comparing IPV in gay men’s relationships in which HIV/AIDS is present and relationships in which it is not, the proposal asserts that this research is necessary to further research and create prevention interventions in the LGBTQIA communities that take intersectionality into account. The proposal theorizes that HIV/AIDS status should be looked at as a correlate to IPV, in addition to the factors previously identified as correlates such as: socioeconomic status, substance use, relationship history, and other psychological and emotional factors.