This course is free.  

Course Description

This recording will increase participants understanding and knowledge of how HIV/AIDS diagnosis intersects with Intimate Partner Violence, particularly among marginalized populations throughout South Carolina. Participants will increase their knowledge and core competencies regarding the dynamics of IPV that will build their capacity to strengthen referral mechanisms and enhance existing collaborations with community partners.


Dr. Valerie Ekue

Target Audience

All Healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV); Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome and Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Explore statistical data related to HIV/AIDS and IPV.
  • Discuss the dynamics and intersectionality of intimate partner violence and how HIV/AIDS impact survivor’s experiences.
  • Discuss how layers of trauma may affect individual survivors of IPV by developing a trauma-informed lens.
  • State how to advocate for survivors of IPV with a non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach.

Length of Course

60 minutes


Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0  clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.