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HIV, AIDS and disability : programming initiatives in Africa and Asia

INTERAGENCY COALITION ON AIDS AND DEVELOPMENT
June 2008

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This document provides initial information on initiatives which address the issues of disability and HIV and AIDS in Africa and Asia. It also provides a list of sources on disability and HIV. It would be useful for people looking for information on existing disability and HIV programmes in Africa and Asia

HIV/AIDS and disability : an exploration of organizations' responses to HIV/AIDS as it affects people with disabilities

ROHLEDER, Poul Andrew
2008

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This dissertation in clinical psychology explores the extent to which South African schools and organisations that work with persons with disabilities deal with issues of HIV and AIDS. The study indicates that although HIV education takes place, issues relating to HIV and AIDS are handled with much anxiety. The results reveal that in some cases HIV education is used to control and oppress disabled people’s sexual expression, instead of empowering them to have fulfilling sexual lives. Issues regarding sexual abuse and rape are also discussed. The dissertation ends with recommendations regarding further research on disabled people’s experiences and the need to address the silence around issues such as rape and abuse. This resource would be useful for people looking for in-depth information on disability and HIV in general (chapters 2 and 3), and with a focus on South Africa in particular (chapters 5 to 7). Moreover, it would be useful to people interested in the psychological aspects of working in the field of HIV (chapter 4)

HIV, AIDS and disability

INTERAGENCY COALITION ON AIDS AND DEVELOPMENT
2008

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This paper briefly outlines the need for collaboration between those advocating the rights of people with disabilities, and those active in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention. It gives an overview of recent studies in the field, and provides information on initiatives which address the issues of disability and HIV and AIDS in Africa and Asia. This document would be useful for people looking for an initial introduction to the cross-cutting issue of HIV and disability with examples from existing programmes in the field

Challenges faced by people with disabilities (PWD'S) in utilizing HIV/AIDS communication and related health services in Uganda

OPOLOT, Samson James
et al
January 2005

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This qualitative study was designed to explore the experiences of people with disabilities in accessing information about HIV in Uganda. The results show that Uganda’s health care system is ill equipped to meet the needs of people with disabilities, especially with regards to language and mobility services. This particularly impacts women and children with disabilities. There is an extensive list of recommendations as to how these issues could be addressed. This study would be of interest to professionals working in the field of health care and/or with people with disabilities in Uganda

Canadian youth, sexual health and HIV/AIDS study

COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF EDUCATION, CANADA (CMEC)
2003

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This survey was undertaken to increase the understanding of the factors that contribute to the sexual health of Canadian youth. It was done by exploring the socio-cultural, socio-environmental and interpersonal determinants of adolescent sexual behaviour. A section of the survey (pp 111-114) looks specifically at disability and sexual activity

Working with young people on sexual health and HIV/AIDS : resource pack

APPROPRIATE HEALTH RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES ACTION GROUP (AHRTAG)
1996

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This booklet contains brief descriptions of sexual health, sexuality and HIV for young people with and without disabilities. It highlights issues connected with communicating with young people on sexuality and HIV and sexual health. A list of training manuals, books and documents relating to sex and HIV is also included

The Africa campaign on disability and HIV & AIDS

THE AFRICA CAMPAIGN ON DISABILITY AND HIV & AIDS

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This document gives a brief and condensed overview of the background and activities of the Africa Campaign on disability and HIV and AIDS. It is useful for everybody who would like to learn more about this disability and HIV and AIDS initiative

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Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion

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