Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence: Questions & Answers

Femmes vivant avec le VIH et violence au sein d’une relation intime : Questions et réponses


This new guide is for women, including trans women, who are living with HIV and who experience or are at risk of experiencing violence from their intimate partner.  Intimate partner violence can be physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse from someone with whom you have or had an intimate relationship. Abuse by an intimate partner is not only wrong – it can be against the law.  The guide is attached and is also available on our website:  It can be printed as a booklet in Adobe Reader/Acrobat.

The guide was produced by HALCO, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, METRAC and the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

As always, HALCO provides free legal services for people living with HIV in Ontario.  We encourage you to refer everyone who is diagnosed with HIV to us for free legal advice.  We practice a very broad range of law.  People can call us at 416-340-7790 or toll-free at 1-888-705-8889.  Our intake hours for new legal inquiries are Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HALCO staff also provide legal education workshops across Ontario.  We would be pleased to work with you to provide a workshop for you, your colleagues and/or community.  If you would like to arrange a workshop, please contact me.  Thank you.




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