Barriers to Migrants and Mobile Populations in Accessing Comprehensive HIV Services and Treatment
July 20, 2010
For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.
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.
Presentations in This Session:
HIV-related Travel Restrictions and Human Rights Violations
HIV Positive Migrants and Lack of Access to Healthcare Services in Detention Centers: Neglect, Discrimination and Death
Cross-Border Migration: How Does it Affect Access to HIV Services?
Return Does Not Equal Reintegration: Access to Treatment and Prevention for HIV Positive Migrants Who Have Returned to Their Home Country
Mobility and Vulnerability to HIV: a Strategy to Seek and Improve Access to Healthcare Services
Overcoming the Barriers in Establishing Access to Healthcare Services for Migrants and Mobile Populations: Best Practices
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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