Intimate partner violence and risk of HIV infection in Pakistan


Abstract


Globally, violence against women is increasing, and is currently recognized as a major public health problem with significant consequences to women’s health. The detrimental health effects such as injury, chronic pain, gastrointestinal, and gynecological signs including sexually-transmitted diseases, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder have been observed in abused women. Violence, like in other Asian countries, is a huge problem in Pakistan.

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partner violence; HIV infection; Pakistan

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NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aprex-8433

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2427/5665

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