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Individuals with disabilities are often assumed to be at lower risk, and thus face lower of HIV infection rates, than their non-disabled peers. They are believed to be asexual, less likely to use drugs or alcohol, and at a lower risk of violence or sexual assault than the general population.

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Human Rights Watch mourns the death of Dr. Robert Carr, an international human rights and HIV/AIDS activist who worked tirelessly to defend the health and human rights of people living with HIV, or at risk from the disease.

(New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the death of Dr. Robert Carr, an international human rights and HIV/AIDS activist who worked tirelessly to defend the health and human rights of people living with HIV, or at risk from the disease.

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(Mombasa) – The Kenyan government should remove barriers to health care and make sure that there is no backsliding in access to care, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to parliament. Parliament is currently debating the budget for 2011-2012.

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In a submission to the Kenyan Government, Human Rights Watch called on the Government to fulfill its earlier pledge of health funding, instead of reducing the resources allocated to health services.

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the drafting of the next budget (2011-2012) in Kenya. We conduct research and advocacy around the world on the linkages between human rights and health issues, including on access to health care, health of vulnerable populations, discrimination against people living with HIV, and other issues.

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Thousands of Mississippians are at risk for HIV, and many who are infected are denied lifesaving measures and treatment because of counterproductive state laws and policies.

(Jackson) – Thousands of Mississippians are at risk for HIV, and many who are infected are denied lifesaving measures and treatment because of counterproductive state laws and policies, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Children have the right to age-appropriate information about their HIV status and should not be the last to find out that they are HIV-positive. Human Rights Watch described its research in Kenya about the subject and called on the Kenyan government to provide guidance to health workers and parents on disclosure, which could start from the age of 6, taking into account the child’s maturity and the specific clinical and social context.

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