HIV and AIDS for People With Disabilities
Fact Sheet on Disabilities and HIV/AIDS
An estimated 10% of the world’s population has a disability. This amounts to 600–650 million people, of whom the overwhelming majority (80%) live in low-income countries. Persons with disabilities are at high risk of exposure to HIV, not due to their disability as such, but because they are subjected to extreme social, political, financial and cultural marginalisation.
For the fight against the HIV pandemic to succeed, policymakers and organisations must pay due attention to the plight of persons with disabilities.
The intention with this fact sheet is to provide disability activists with an advocacy and lobbying tool to ensure equal access and full participation of persons with disabilities in the struggle against HIV.
A HANDBOOK ON BEST PRACTICES REGARDING HIV AND AIDS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
This book has been researched and compiled by Liverpool VCT, Nairobi, Kenya. Input has been given by VSO UK, VSO Netherlands and Jill Hanass Hancock.