AIDS Crossing Borders: The Spread of HIV Among Migrant Latinos

1st Edition

Shiraz I. Mishra

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Published March 1, 2019
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9780429045233 - CAT# KE73254

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Summary

AIDS has crossed every international border and affects all populationsthroughout the world, including migrant workers. In the U.S.,migrant workers are a hidden and sometimes maligned population withlimited access to needed health and welfare services, including HIVprevention. Little, however, is krown about the impact of the HIV IAIDS epidemic oo Latino farmworkers. This absence of systematic researchwas the impetus for the preparation of this book.This book is the first collection of research studies focusing specificallym migrant Latino farmworkers. The book brings together sevenresearch studies to provide a profile of the HN prevention, surveillanceand treatment needs of migrant workers. The editors combinetheir own work with that of nationally and internationally recognizedexperts to provide a comprehensive analysis of different aspects of theHIV epidemic among migrant Latino workers. They examine issuessuch as the HN prevention needs of Latino farmworking women andtheir children, the sexual beliefs and behaviors of Latino migrantworkers, the effects of migration m changes in sexuality and sexualpractices, the risk for HN through use of sex workers, knowledge aboutthe HIV I AIDS epidemic, the effectiveness of prevention programs, andpolicies and programs that may stem the spread of HIV among thispopulation. The book is notable for including, in addition to researchers'views, the perspectives of migrant workers and policymakers mHN prevention policies and programs.

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