WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES, HIV AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE: DATA TELL US THEY ARE STILL LEFT BEHIND!

Women with disabilities are significantly more affected by HIV/AIDS than the general female population

In Burkina Faso 5.4% of interviewed women with disabilities live with HIV against 1.1% for the general female population

In Burkina Faso prevalence of HIV for women with disabilities is equivalent to the prevalence of Female Sex Workers

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Complete results can be obtained at: s.busiere@hi.org cw.zoungrana@hi.org

Picture of the 1-page underlining underlining the existence of intersectional factors of vulnerability amongst Women with Disabilities with respect to HIV/AIDS and sexual violence in Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau

In Burkina Faso, 28,667 people were interviewed in total, among whom 978 identified themselves as persons with disabilities (using the Washington Group Short Set of Questions). For the biobehavioral study in Guinea Bissau, 17,110 people were interviewed in total, among whom 1,147 identified themselves as persons with disabilities.

The study in Burkina Faso was commissioned by Humanity & Inclusion; it was carried out by the Institute for Research in Health Sciences (IRSS), under the supervision of a Steering Committee made up of HI, governmental structures including the CNLS (Conseil National de Lutte contre le VIH) and Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs). The study in Guinea Bissau was also commissioned by Humanity & Inclusion; it was carried out by the Bandim Health Project – a health and demographic surveillance system site in Guinea Bissau - under the supervision of a similar steering committee.

Complete results can be obtained at: s.busiere@hi.org cw.zoungrana@hi.org