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AIDS 2010: Barriers to Migrants and Mobile Populations in Accessing Comprehensive HIV Services and Treatment

AIDS 2010: Barriers to Migrants and Mobile Populations in Accessing Comprehensive HIV Services and Treatment

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Although conditions of mobility and migration are known to increase individuals’ vulnerability to HIV, there is little attention paid to the barriers migrants face in accessing comprehensive services, especially treatment and care. HIV-related restrictions on entry and stay, and the effects of related detention and deportation are prominent barriers to treatment and care. Similar barriers to accessing comprehensive services also exist for cross-border, informal migrants. Migrants may face difficult situations, in both their home and destination countries. Destination country policies may restrict access to proper prevention or treatment services, while home country policies may restrict access to comprehensive services. Those who are deported because of HIV may not have access to services due to stigma or the nature of their return.

Event Date

Jul 20, 2010