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Lecture 3

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New College
Bathseba Opini

Lecture 3- September 26 th Social Category: - Social category-way of grouping people People with disability: - Point 3 o Due to: 1. Cultural barriers 2. Economic challenges 3. Attitudes of people towards PWD - People with disability get higher amount of discrimination - Capitalistic: o Free market o Driven by profits-don’t want to employ PWD Side Note: Need to notice that there is a range of disabilities-each experiences/is influenced by HIV/AIDS differently Disability and poverty for a vicious circle: - Poverty=food security decrease=disability increase=poverty again Limited research in Africa on HIV/AIDS and PWD: - Actual o Increased chance of infection of HIV o Equal levels of sexual activity as non-disabled individuals Risk Factors: - Sexual violence o Physically unable to defend themselves o Women with disability 3x more likely to be raped than non-disabled women  Same with men - Damaging/risky beliefs and practises o HIV positive men can have sex with virgins to get rid of HIV (obv WRONG!) - Legal challenges o Few legal consequences for people who sexually assault PWD - Challenge of lack of information o Depending on type of disability, cant’ get info  Ex. deaf-radio no good  Ex. wheelchairs-cant’ access info session because of stairs What can be done? - Need to talk WITH them, not just ABOUT them Racism, Racial Discrimination and HIV/AIDS in Africa - Race-social construct - Racism- one race looking at another as inferior - Health care costs MONEY- ie have $ = higher change of getting access to health care o Ie males have higher access to health care - Ie. Gender, race, class all influence access to health care Gender: - Double standards for gender - Of the 50% of women with
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