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Title

Migrants in Transit: The Importance of Monitoring HIV Risk Among Migrant Flows at the Mexico-US Border.

Authors

AP Martinez-Donate, MF Hovell, MG Rangel, et al.;

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

Am J Public Health.

Publication Date

1/1/2015

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25602882

Link to full-text

 

PMID

25602882

Abstract

​We conducted a probability-based survey of migrant flows traveling across the Mexico-US border, and we estimated HIV infection rates, risk behaviors, and contextual factors for migrants representing 5 distinct migration phases. Our results suggest that the influence of migration is not uniform across genders or risk factors. By considering the predeparture, transit, and interception phases of the migration process, our findings complement previous studies on HIV among Mexican migrants conducted at the destination and return phases. Monitoring HIV risk among this vulnerable transnational population is critical for better understanding patterns of risk at different points of the migration process and for informing the development of protection policies and programs. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print January 20, 2015: e1-e13. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302336).

Keywords

 

Topic

Behavior; Latino/Latina

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