David NS, Hussen SA, Comeau DL, Kalokhe AS. Intersecting motivations for leaving abusive relationships, substance abuse, and transactional sex among HIV high-risk women. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 6(6). 303-313. PMID: 28393140 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5384336 NIHMSID: NIHMS853677.
Women bear a significant burden of the HIV epidemic in the United States. Women classified as 'HIV high-risk' often bring co-existing histories of intimate partner violence (IPV), drug use, and transactional sex. To help inform future comprehensive HIV prevention strategies, we aimed to explore common motivating reasons and barriers to leaving and/or terminating engagement in each of these risk-promoting situations.