AIDS

Challenges to providing HIV prevention education to youth with disabilities in South Africa

Rohleder P, Swartz L, Schneider M, Eide AH.  Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Poul.Rohleder@anglia.ac.uk.  Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(8):619-24. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.613512. Epub 2011 Nov 16. PURPOSE: In South Africa, little is known how HIV prevention education is implemented in schools for learners with disabilities. This article reports on findings from a study exploring […]

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HIV/AIDS information and services: the situation experienced by adolescents with disabilities in Rwanda and Uganda.

PURPOSE: The study had two aims: (2) To explore whether knowledge about HIV and AIDS was similar among adolescents with disabilities compared with their non-disabled peers; and (2) To determine factors which may increase vulnerability of disabled adolescents to HIV infection and/or inappropriate access to HIV-related services. METHOD: A qualitative study using focus group discussions […]

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Barriers to HIV/AIDS knowledge and prevention among deaf and hard of hearing people.

This study investigated knowledge about HIV/AIDS and barriers to HIV/AIDS education and prevention among deaf and hard of hearing people. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to elicit information from various groups of people with a hearing loss in different regions of New York State. Themes elicited in the interviews suggested that deaf sign […]

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Knowledge, personal risk and experiences of HIV/AIDS among people with disabilities in Swaziland.

Although there has been research focused on the disabling consequences of HIV/AIDS, there has been very little documented information about HIV/AIDS for individuals with disability prior to infection. There is evidence to suggest that people with disabilities face inequalities in accessing health information and services. The aim of this study was to explore whether disabled […]

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Perceptions of HIV/AIDS by deaf gay men.

Deaf gay men represent a subpopulation of the gay male community at particularly high risk for HIV/AIDS due to numerous barriers including language, stigma, and inequitable access to health services. The participants in this exploratory pilot study (N = 5) struggled with the ongoing threat of HIV infection and the pervasive nature of AIDS-related debilitation, […]

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