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Awarded Cooperative Agreement to Prevent Violence and Violence-Related Injury

Early Intervention and Prevention Program for HIV-Positive Individuals

FOA Number: CE00-074 - Demo Proj Early Interven & Prev Sex Viol & Ipv Among Racial& Ethnic Pop
Project Period: 09/30/00-09/29/05
Application/Grant Number: 1-US4-CE218971-01
Principal Investigator: Victoria Sharp, M.D.
Director, Center for Comprehensive Care
St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Institute of Health Sciences
1000 Tenth Avenue – 14A36
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-523-6050
Fax: 212-523-6023


St. Luke’s Roosevelt Institute of Health Sciences is developing, implementing, and evaluating a model that integrates culturally-competent, intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) screening, and early intervention and services into its comprehensive HIV care center.

Patients will be screened for current and lifetime IPV/SV at initial and annual medical care visits and as needed. Those who screen positive will be referred to a local, community-based, IPV/SV victims’ services center that uses an empowerment model to deliver culturally-competent IPV/SV services in the first phase. The second phase will integrate identical services into the HIV care center.

Goals are to improve the identification of IPV/SV in the HIV-infected population at the HIV care center; to improve access to culturally-competent IPV/SV services tailored for the HIV-infected population; and to reduce the occurrence of intergenerational violence in the HIV-infected population.

Results of this project will expand the knowledge and understanding of IPV/SV in the HIV positive population; inform health care practitioners about how to respond to IPV/SV in a busy, chronic disease or HIV care setting; and how to access culturally-competent IPV/SV services tailored to the HIV positive population. This project will demonstrate, within the HIV care center context, which model of IPV/SV service delivery—integrated or stand alone—is the most effective and for whom.