Sticks and Stones: Violence in Intimate & Family Relationships of MSM, Transgender Women & Hijras and its Impact on HIV Vulnerability

This policy brief summarizes the impact of intimate partner and family violence on the HIV vulnerability of men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender and hijra community members in India. It calls for an end to the denial and acceptance of emotional, physical, sexual and financial violence experienced by these groups and offers recommendations on how HIV interventions can be strengthened to break the cycle between violence and HIV vulnerability.

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