migrant populations

HIV-positive Mozambican migrants in South Africa: loneliness, secrecy and disclosure

South Africa continues to bear a heavy burden of HIV and a significant proportion of the nation's population consists of immigrants from other severely afflicted African nations. Yet little is known about how migrant populations respond to HIV in shifting cultural and clinical landscapes.
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Supplement: Population mobility - Challenges for universal HIV testing and treatment

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Guest Editors: Carol S Camlin, Susan Cassels, Janet Seeley

Several meta-analyses and systematic reviews of the literature examining factors associated with care entry, engagement and retention show that optimal lifelong engagement in HIV care can be threatened by a range of factors at the individual, social, and structural levels. Mobility affects many of the factors found to contribute to delayed entry or lapses in care, including psychological factors (e.g. seeking care away from home because of stigma), clinic characteristics (e.g.

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Access to HIV care and treatment for migrants between Lesotho and South Africa: a mixed methods study

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Faturiyele I, Karletsos D, Ntene-Sealiete K, Musekiwa A, Khabo M, Mariti M, Mahasha P, Xulu T, Pisa PT

This article is featured in the SHARE Research Digest. Click here to learn more.

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Fact Sheet: BLC’s Migration Corridor Program: Meeting the HIV prevention needs of mobile populations

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Management Science for Health (MSH), BLC Project

Southern Africa has a long history of cross-border migration (movement of people across international borders) and internal migration (movement of people within a country). People migrate for political, social, and economic reasons. Highly mobile workers include farm workers, miners, domestic workers, migrant youth, cross-border traders, truck drivers, sex workers, and economic and political refugees - each with their own dynamics and vulnerabilities. The association between population mobility, migration, high risk sexual behavior, and HIV prevalence is well documented.

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Success Story: Nkathalo Wellness targets taverns with HIV and migrant health messages

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH), BLC Project

It is said, necessity is the mother of innovation and creativity. This is true for Nkathalo Wellness (Nkathalo), one of the partners working with the USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC), which has gone the extra mile to share HIV prevention messages and distribute condoms in taverns.

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Risky Business Made Safer: HIV Prevention in Zambia's Border Towns

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AIDSTAR-One

In Zambia's border towns and commercial corridors, the HIV prevalence rate has been spiked due to an increasingly transient population. In response, the Corridors of Hope program works in border towns and corridor communities to promote HIV prevention and testing efforts to the general population and among at-risk groups.

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