Prevalence of HIV infection among people with disabilities: a population-based observational study in Yaoundé, Cameroon (HandiVIH)

by Pierre De Beaudrap, Gervais Beninguisse, Estelle Pasquier et al.
Lancet HIV 2017; 4: e161–68 – Published Online January 23, 2017

8 pp. 517 kB
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanhiv/PIIS2352-3018(16)30209-0.pdf

In resource-limited settings, people with disabilities have been left behind in the response to HIV. The higher prevalence of HIV infection in people with disabilities than people without disabilities reflects a higher exposure to HIV infection as well as the presence of disability-associated HIV infection. The susceptibility of people with disabilities to HIV infection seems to be shaped by social and environmental factors. Research is needed to inform firm recommendations on how to protect this vulnerable population.

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