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HEARD Disability Project

With the release of the UNAIDS policy brief on HIV and AIDS and disability a long overlooked issue was given international attention: the interrelationship of disability and HIV. Since then it is clear that people with disabilities are a group at increased risk of exposure to HIV. Disability inclusive HIV prevalence studies support this claim and many writings have argued that people with disabilities are exposed to all known HIV risk factors such as sexual abuse, changing sexual partners, poverty, lack of education and access to HIV information, lack of access to health in particular reproductive health and so on. However, very little is known about effective responses.

On the other side of this interrelationship stands the fact that with the arrival of ART in resource poor settings people survive however many of them develop HIV-related disabilities. This changes the HIV epidemic in Africa from a deadly to a chronic illness - however with new challenges of disability and rehabilitation. While resource rich settings have developed an understanding of this relationship, this is still an issue that is little explored and understood in Africa and consequently Health Systems have not responded to this issue.

As an HIV and AIDS research organisation, HEARD is committed to contributing to this field by playing a leading role in advocacy and collaborating in empirical research on the topic in southern Africa. The HEARD Disability Initiative objectives are to advance research and practical interventions in the field of HIV and AIDS and disability in eastern and southern Africa, and to build a vibrant network of collaboration. It aims to inform government stakeholders, donors, scholars, people with disabilities and disabled people organisations (DPO) and to provide a platform for the exchange of information. This site has been built as a resource centre on disability and HIV. It features updated information about projects, international events and literature. Resources around human rights and a best practices collection can also be found.

HEARD Disability and HIV resource centre features the following:

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Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge - The New Age Online


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The pledge was signed under the auspices of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac)in Centurion, outside Pretoria, and follows a renewed effort to stamp out TB and HIV-Aids especially in rural areas where traditional leaders still...

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Mass TB tests 'would save billions' - BDlive


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In Mauritius, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Morocco, Senegal, Mozambique and the Gambia, citizens who took part in the ECA study considered their legislatures to be free from the control of the executive....

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Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge - The New Age Online


Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge
The New Age Online
The pledge was signed under the auspices of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac)in Centurion, outside Pretoria, and follows a renewed effort to stamp out TB and HIV-Aids especially in rural areas where traditional leaders still...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Mass TB tests 'would save billions' - BDlive


Mass TB tests 'would save billions'
BDlive
Sadc heads of state signed a declaration on TB in the mining sector in August 2012, recognising the vulnerability of mineworkers to TB and HIV/AIDS and highlighting the challenges facing the region. Last night, health ministers from South Africa ...

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Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform - AllAfrica.com


Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform
AllAfrica.com
In Mauritius, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Morocco, Senegal, Mozambique and the Gambia, citizens who took part in the ECA study considered their legislatures to be free from the control of the executive....

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Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge - The New Age Online


Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge
The New Age Online
The pledge was signed under the auspices of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac)in Centurion, outside Pretoria, and follows a renewed effort to stamp out TB and HIV-Aids especially in rural areas where traditional leaders still...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Mass TB tests 'would save billions' - BDlive


Mass TB tests 'would save billions'
BDlive
Sadc heads of state signed a declaration on TB in the mining sector in August 2012, recognising the vulnerability of mineworkers to TB and HIV/AIDS and highlighting the challenges facing the region. Last night, health ministers from South Africa ...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform - AllAfrica.com


Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform
AllAfrica.com
In Mauritius, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Morocco, Senegal, Mozambique and the Gambia, citizens who took part in the ECA study considered their legislatures to be free from the control of the executive....

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge - The New Age Online


Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge
The New Age Online
The pledge was signed under the auspices of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac)in Centurion, outside Pretoria, and follows a renewed effort to stamp out TB and HIV-Aids especially in rural areas where traditional leaders still...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Mass TB tests 'would save billions' - BDlive


Mass TB tests 'would save billions'
BDlive
Sadc heads of state signed a declaration on TB in the mining sector in August 2012, recognising the vulnerability of mineworkers to TB and HIV/AIDS and highlighting the challenges facing the region. Last night, health ministers from South Africa ...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform - AllAfrica.com


Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform
AllAfrica.com
In Mauritius, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Morocco, Senegal, Mozambique and the Gambia, citizens who took part in the ECA study considered their legislatures to be free from the control of the executive....

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge - The New Age Online


Traditional leaders' TB, Aids pledge
The New Age Online
The pledge was signed under the auspices of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac)in Centurion, outside Pretoria, and follows a renewed effort to stamp out TB and HIV-Aids especially in rural areas where traditional leaders still...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Mass TB tests 'would save billions' - BDlive


Mass TB tests 'would save billions'
BDlive
Sadc heads of state signed a declaration on TB in the mining sector in August 2012, recognising the vulnerability of mineworkers to TB and HIV/AIDS and highlighting the challenges facing the region. Last night, health ministers from South Africa ...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform - AllAfrica.com


Africa: Beyond the Ballot - Widening African Reform
AllAfrica.com
In Mauritius, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Morocco, Senegal, Mozambique and the Gambia, citizens who took part in the ECA study considered their legislatures to be free from the control of the executive....

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Apr 23, 2014


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