Sexuality Programs & Resources: HIV/AIDS

“The Forgotten Tribe”: Persons with Disabilities and HIV/AIDS” in Development   OUTREACH online journal, July 2005 by Ambrose Murangira, the Representative of the National Council on Disability, Youth Unit, National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

The World Bank

 

Format             Online Article            

 

This article states that in a tribe in Uganda, persons with disabilities have been forgotten, consciously and unconsciously, and include people with physical and mental disabilities, epileptics, the deaf-blind, and people with other disabilities. In particular, policymakers and implementers on HIV/AIDS have failed to recognize people with disabilities as a unique community with distinctive issues and specific needs that require special interventions. As a result, society is not well informed of the fatal implications of this deadly disease and the large number of people with disabilities who have died because of it.  The article discusses the triple burden of disability, poverty, and HIV/AIDS, which is caused by lack of access to service provision, illiteracy, a lack of awareness of the disease, and the stigma that first goes along with having a disability, and additionally by having contracted HIV/AIDS.  This article calls for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the development of national HIV/AIDS programs and in the overall crusade to improve health service delivery to people with disabilities.

 

Contact URL  http://www1.worldbank.org/devoutreach/july05/textonly.asp?id=323

 

Contact Agency      

Editorial Offices

Room J2-003

The World Bank

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20433

Mary McNeil, Founding Editor
Mmcneil@worldbank.org

Sunetra Puri, Executive Editor
Spuri1@worldbank.org

Anna Lawton, Managing Editor
Alawton@worldbank.org

devoutreach@worldbank.org

 

 

“HIV/AIDS & Disability Backgrounder” January, 2004

 

Inclusion International 

 

Format             Online Article            

 

This article states that there is a need to understand the issue of

HIV/AIDS in people with disabilities in global terms and to design and implement programs and policy in a more coherent and comprehensive manner.

Inclusion International focuses on the relationship between HIV/AIDS and

disability to ensure that:  prevention initiatives reach people with disabilities and their families, people with disabilities living with HIV/AIDS receive proper and informed care, and orphans with disabilities are placed in the care of a family member and not in an institution.   Inclusion International would like to establish a policy group of disability advocates and HIV/AIDS activists, on the issue of HIV/AIDS and Disability in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Contact URL  http://www.inclusion-international.org/site_uploads/11190144081830412167.pdf

 

Contact Name                 

Diane Richler    

Contact

President

Contact Agency      

Inclusion International

c/o The Rix Centre, University of East London

Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way

London E16 2RD, United Kingdom

dianer@inclusion-international.org

                                   

 

HIV/AIDS and Disability Global Survey

Located at the Yale University School of Public Health through the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), with funding from the Office of the Advisor on Disability and Development and The Global HIV/AIDS Program of the World Bank         

 

Format             Survey                      

 

The Global Survey on HIV/AIDS and Disability seeks to understand the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the world’s 600 million men, women and children who live with a disability by identifying, fostering and disseminating research, policies and programmatic interventions concerning the impact of HIV/AIDS on populations with physical, sensory (deaf, blind), intellectual and mental health disabilities. This program is concerned with improving HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and services for people with disabilities who are HIV positive.

 

Contact URL  http://globalsurvey.med.yale.edu/index.html

 

Contact Name                 

Nora Ellen Groce                

Contact

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health

Contact Agency      

Global Health Division

Yale School of Public Health

60 College St.

New Haven, CT 06520

203-785-2866

Fx: 203-785-6193      

 

 

The Psychiatric Clinic

 

The Jewish Guild for the Blind           

 

Format             Clinic
                         

The Psychiatric Clinic works with people with visual impairments who are having adjustment reactions and/or may be experiencing severe anxiety and depression or acute, serious and persistent emotional problems related to vision loss, as well as their caregivers. The Psychiatric Clinic offers its clients individual diagnostic and treatment plans as well as the opportunity to participate in support groups. Different types of specialty support groups, meeting many different needs, are offered in both English and Spanish and include telesupport groups for persons with HIV/AIDS.

Contact URL  http://www.jgb.org/programs_behavioral_psychiatric.asp

           

Contact Agency      

The Jewish Guild for the Blind

The Psychiatric Clinic

15 West 65th Street

New York, NY 10023

mentalhealthinfo@jgb.org

212-769-6256, 800-284-4422 Fax: 212-769-6266