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Learning disabilities and the HIV epidemic

  • Neil Brener (a1) and Danitza Jadresic (a2)
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It has been said that there is little likelihood of risk contact between people with learning disabilities in institutions and HIV infected people in the community and also that the shift of patients with learning disabilities from large institutions towards the community does not augur well for the prevention of HIV infection. There is little evidence for either of these views.

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Learning disabilities and the HIV epidemic

  • Neil Brener (a1) and Danitza Jadresic (a2)
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