Double Burden. A situation analysis of HIV/AIDS and young people with disabilities in Rwanda and Uganda

This report analyses the factors that make young people with disabilities more vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Results from focus groups and individual interviews conducted in each country reveal that young people with disabilities are highly vulnerable to being infected by HIV. The study also shows how they are less likely to be able to learn how to protect themselves because of communication difficulties, discrimination by health service workers and educators, and difficulties accessing health centres.The situations in Uganda and Rwanda are analysed separately and compared, giving a thorough insight into the extent of the problem. Recommendations on policy, programming and research are given.

Published 2011-04-28

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Publication year
2004
Format
pdf, 76p.
Rights
© The Save the Children Fund 2004
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None
Region
East Africa
Country
RwandaUganda
Identifier
www.savethechildren.org.uk

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Publication year
2004
Format
pdf, 76p.
Rights
© The Save the Children Fund 2004
Creative Commons License
None
Region
East Africa
Country
RwandaUganda
Identifier
www.savethechildren.org.uk