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We Are Also Dying of AIDS


"We Are Also Dying of AIDS" Barriers to HIV Services and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities in Zambia

Human Rights Watch Report July 2014



The 80-page report documents the obstacles faced by people with disabilities in both the community and healthcare settings. These include pervasive stigma and discrimination, lack of access to inclusive HIV prevention education, obstacles to accessing voluntary testing and HIV treatment, and lack of appropriate support for adherence to antiretroviral treatment. The report also describes the sexual and intimate partner violence women and girls with disabilities face, and the need for the government and international donors to do more to ensure inclusive and accessible HIV services.