Description of Research Report: Needs, Barriers, and Concerns Regarding HIV Prevention Among South Africans with Visual Impairments: A Key Informant Study
The HIV epidemic is the most serious threat to health internationally, with developing countries accounting for over 95% of new infections. Since HIV/AIDS was first identified, 20 million people have died of AIDS (Lamptey, Wigley, Carr, & Collymore, 2002). Worldwide, there will be 45 million new HIV infections by 2010 (Goliber, 2002). Social factors contribute to the spread of the epidemic; economic powerlessness and social exclusion increase vulnerability (Campbell, 2003).