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Linking migration, mobility and HIV

Deane, K. D., Parkhurst, J. O. and Johnston, D. (2010) Linking migration, mobility and HIV. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 15(12), pp. 1458-1463. 1360-2276.

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Abstract: Population mobility is commonly identified as a key driver of the HIV epidemic, both linking geographically separate epidemics and intensifying transmission through inducing riskier sexual behaviours. However, beyond the well-known case studies of South African miners and East African truck drivers, the evidence on the links between HIV and mobility is nuanced, contradictory and inconclusive and is in part attributed to the abstract definitions of mobility used in different studies. This problematic conception of mobility, with no reference to who moves, their motivations for moving, or the characteristics of sending and receiving areas, can have a dramatic impact on how one understands the influence which this structural factor has on HIV risk in different settings. Future research on mobility and HIV transmission must incorporate an understanding of migration and mobility as dynamic processes and link different patterns and forms of mobility with location-specific sexual networks and HIV epidemiology.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, migration, mobility, Tanzania, methodology
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA643 Disease (Communicable and non-infectious) and public health > RA643.86 AIDS. Prevention and control
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB848 Demography. Population. Vital events > HB2121.A3 Migration and population mobility, internal. Africa
Creators: Deane, Kevin D, Parkhurst, Justin O and Johnston, Deborah
Publisher: Blackwell
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Economics, International Development, International Relations & Politics
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Economics, Intl Relations & Development
Date: December 2010
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 1458-1463
Journal or Publication Title: Tropical Medicine & International Health
Volume: 15
Number: 12
Language: English
ISSN: 1360-2276
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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