?Many times the patients that are most ?difficult? are those who?ve had sexual trauma. She isn?t hard, she?s had a hard life?the body of a survivor remembers those traumatic experiences…she knows that other providers have found her to be a hard patient, so if you change the way you see her, then maybe she?ll change the way she sees herself in that dynamic.?
In this 40-minute video, Dr. Leigh Kimberg, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at ZSFG/UCSF, works with a breakout session group to understand best practices for screening patients for intimate partner violence (IPV).
?I had a fear of being alone?The stigma was huge. I had more internal stigma than external stigma?I stayed out of relationships because I didn?t want to disclose.?
This hour-long video tells the story of three women who are national leaders: Ms. Naina Khanna (Executive Director of Positive Women’s Network-USA), Ms. Gina Brown (Coordinator at New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council), and Ms. Linda Scruggs (Director of Ribbon Consulting Group).
?Trauma has the incredible ability to rupture relationships with ourselves as well as with others, simultaneously.?
?The entire HIV epidemic is fueled by violence and neglect?Far more women living with HIV are dying from the consequences of unaddressed trauma than are dying from HIV itself.?