Special theme on HIV and disability : time for closer bonds

Publication Date 
November 2009
2 p

This is the editorial to a thematic secion of JIAS on HIV and disability. "With the success of antiretrovirals and increased access to this lifesaving treatment, the life expectancy of people living with HIV has been substantially increased and, in many instances, is comparable to that of the general population. However, HIV infection, as well as its treatment, can cause physical, psychological or social disabilities that prevent people living with HIV from full and equal participation in society. At the same time, there is evidence that people with disabilities are at greater risk of contracting HIV. Although more attention is being paid to these overlapping fields, the field of HIV and disability remains largely overlooked"

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Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS)
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