‘Disability and HIV in Africa: Breaking the barriers to sexual health care’

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Rohleder, P. 2017. ‘Disability and HIV in Africa: Breaking the barriers to sexual health care’. Journal of Health Psychology. 22 (11), pp. 1405-1414.
AuthorsRohleder, P.
Abstract

Three decades in to the HIV pandemic, the issues affecting people with disabilities remains less known. Increasing attention has been given to this overlooked population when it comes to HIV prevention, treatment and care. This is related to the significant unmet sexual and reproductive health care needs facing people with disabilities worldwide. This article discusses the barriers to sexual health for people with disabilities in Africa, and presents an argument about how mainstream HIV prevention work and research does not adequately attend to the sorts of systemic barriers that exclude people with disabilities, which a more targeted, and critical approach could.

JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Journal citation22 (11), pp. 1405-1414
ISSN1359-1053
Year2017
PublisherSAGE Publications
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/1359105316628738
Publication dates
Online18 Feb 2016
Print01 Sep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Jul 2015
Accepted01 Jul 2015
Copyright informationRohleder, Poul (2016) ‘‘Disability and HIV in Africa: Breaking the barriers to sexual health care’’, Journal of Health Psychology, 22(11), pp. 1405-1414. (10.1177/1359105316628738). Copyright © 2015 The author. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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