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Childhood trauma and medication adherence in HIV + women : project update Gilgan, Andrea; Wengle, Becky; Leathem, Katie


Childhood trauma has lifelong, lasting effect: • Often occurs in a family context of secrecy: protection of perpetrator, blaming/disbelief of the victim • Examples: sexual abuse, physical abuse, severe emotional neglect • Often these occur simultaneously • Well-documented links exist between childhood trauma and risk for HIV

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