HUD sponsored

Addressing the Intersection of HIV & Intimate Partner Violence


February 08, 2021



These three videos highlight lessons learned and key factors to consider in addressing the intersection of HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV), which includes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Part I: Addressing the Intersection of HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

Part I of this training assists participants:

  • Realize how HIV impacts victims of domestic violence and why partnerships are needed
  • Develop an understanding of what is needed for a strong partnership
  • Gather information on how survivors & individuals living with HIV can be involved in developing these relationships

Part II: Addressing the Intersection of HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

Part II of this training assists participants:

  • Create access to services
  • Build partnerships between housing and service providers
  • Engage with survivors and people living with HIV

Peer to Peer Discussion: Addressing the Intersection of HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

The peer discussion provides information on successful collaborations among providers in three U.S. communities that received funding through the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAWA/HOPWA) Initiative, jointly funded by HUD and the Department of Justice (DOJ). It also includes a short description of the intersectionality challenges related to accessing housing and services for persons living with HIV who experience intimate partner violence.

Meet the Presenters and Discussants

Alexxis Woods

Alexxis Robinson-Woods

Bradley Angle

Programs and Services Director

View Alexxis's Introduction

Amy Palilonis

Amy Palilonis

Office of HIV/Housing - HUD

Senior Program Specialist

View Amy 's Introduction

Ashley Slye

Ashley Slye

National Network to End Domestic Violence


View Ashley's Introduction

Courtney Whited

Courtney Whited


Director, Programs and Services

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Eva Lessinger

Eva Lessinger

New Orleans Family Justice Center (NOFJC)

Director of Programs

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Jace Richard

Jace Richard

Cascade AIDS Project

Manager of Housing Services

View Jace's Introduction

Jamie Shank

Jamie Shank

Kansas City MO Health Dept.

Quality and Housing Special Projects Coordinator

View Jamie's Introduction

Lisa Steinhauer

Lisa Steinhauer

Office of HIV/Housing - HUD

CPD Specialist

View Lisa's Introduction