HIV/AIDS Affects Migrants Living in Wealthy Countries
December 3, 2012
To mark World AIDS Day, the International Organization for Immigration (IOM) focused on the plight of migrants, who, it reports, are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS in high-income countries. Although this year's UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic showed a sharp decline in HIV infection in low-and middle-income countries, the number of infections is rising in more affluent nations. According to the IOM, migrants are particularly badly affected by AIDS in high-income countries. Chris Lom, an IOM spokesperson, noted that migrants and mobile populations are at high risk worldwide because they face marginalization, exclusion, and barriers to accessing health promotion and health care that indigenous people do not face.
Voice of America
12.01.2012; Lisa Schlein
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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