publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk: Evidence from Tanzania

Kevin D. Deane; Penina Samwell Ngalya; Lucas Boniface; Grace Bulugu; Mark Urassa;
  • Published: 27 May 2016
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Migration and population mobility has long been regarded as an important structural driver of HIV. Following initial concerns regarding the spatial spread of the disease, mobile populations are viewed to engage in higher levels of risky sexual behaviours than non-mobile groups. However, beyond the case studies of mineworkers and truck drivers, the statistical evidence is inconclusive, suggesting that the relationship between mobility and risk is not well understood. This study investigated how engaging in specific livelihoods that involve mobility influences sexual behaviour and HIV risk. A qualitative research project, including focus groups and in-depth interv...
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free text keywords: Developing country, Socioeconomics, Environmental health, Transactional sex, Medicine, business.industry, business, Qualitative research, Tanzania, biology.organism_classification, biology, Geographic mobility, Focus group, Social psychology, HIV/AIDS, medicine.disease, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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