Published on: Sep 10, 2014
“There has been significant progress around the world in recent years toward providing universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programs. However, as the United Nations acknowledged, such progress has excluded people with disabilities because of the lack of adequately targeted and accessible services for such persons” says Human Rights Watch in its report “We are also dying of Aids” Barriers to HIV Services and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities in Zambia” (July 2014). The report examines the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in accessing HIV services, including HIV prevention, education and information, condoms, testing, treatment and long-term support for adherence. It also examines the exposure of persons with disabilities to significant risk factors for HIV.