Violencia de pareja contra la mujer que vive con VIH y que es atendida en un programa de atención integral en Bogotá
Background: In the context of violence in HIV, consequences are implicated in all areas for women, including loss of social support, social rejection, abandonment, violation of confidentiality and increased stigma to the diagnosed person. These situations lead to dissolution of marriage, abandonment, guilt, and refusal to attend the consultation in care programs. In Colombia there is no data that explores this situation in the country. Objective: To identify the characteristics and factors that make up violence against women who lives with human immunodeficiency virus infection in the city of Bogotá. Subjects and methods: an analytical study in which cases of partner violence against women were identified and characterized, and a descriptive qualitative study of phenomenological type of cases with women who have been identified as victims of partner violence. The research consists of 2 phases over 12 months, in the first phase the application of the quantitative component comprising the cross-sectional study was carried out, and an analysis of the data obtained was carried out. According to these results, it is available according to the inclusion criteria to the second phase of qualitative development with the focus group technique. Results: Of the total of women, 33.6% CI 95% [27-40%] presented Intimate partner violence of any type, physical or not; only physical violence 21.9% CI 95% [16-27%], and non-physical violence 31.8% CI 95% [26-38%]. For non-physical partner violence it is more related to separated women or consensual union (32.4 and 28.2%, respectively p = 0.000), with a nuclear family composition, (42.3% p = 0.041), or if the woman had an economic contribution of 100% at home (33.8% p = 0.001). Physical violence is reported as more frequent in separated women (46.9% p = 0.000), in couples with children (89.8 p = 0.042), single-parent family (49% p = 0.000), in women who are they found no partner (42.9% p = 0.013), and with 100% of economic contribution at home (38.8% p = 38.8). Conclusions: The results in these women related to intimate partner violence suggest that screening should be done in detecting violence as part of post-HIV counseling, and that violence be addressed as a routine part of HIV treatment and care.