Domestic Violence Boosts HIV Risks
February 17 2006 1:00 AM ET
Communities in Crisis
A survey of 24,000 women in 10 countries has shown that those who are victims of domestic violence are prone to a host of health problems'including being at higher risk for HIV infection'even after the abuse has stopped, the World Health Organization says. Women who suffer physical abuse also were twice as likely to report ongoing pain and gynecological and mental health problems than nonabused women.