Hamilton Health Sciences
For Women

Psychosocial IssuesSIS Women's Health

 Women have unique psychosocial issues:

  • Women are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease

  • Women face adversity in securing stable housing, education, employment opportunities and steady income.

  • Women also experience challenges in accessing healthcare for their HIV for many different reasons that include: transportation, childcare or caregiving responsibilities; immigration status; partner violence; substance use; or mental health challenges.

Women and HIV From Managing your health: a guide for people living with HIV 2009, CATIE Client resources.

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