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.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- About the Contributors -- PART ONE INTRODUCTION -- 1 Migrant Workers in the United States: A Profile From the Fields / Shiraz I. Mishra, Ross F. Conner and ]. Raul Magafla -- PART TWO RESEARCH REPORTS -- 2 A Growing IDV I AIDS Crisis Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Families / Kristi Skjerdal, Shiraz I. Mishra and Sandra Benavides-Vaello -- 3 Perspectives on HIV I AIDS Prevention Among Immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border / Mario Bronjman and Sergio Lopez Moreno -- 4 Sexual History and Behavior of Mexican Migrant Workers in Orange County, California / J. Raul Magaffa, Olivia de la Rocha and Jaime L. Amsel -- 5The Underground World of Latina Sex Workers in Cantinas / Armida Ayala, Joseph Carrier and f. Raul Magafla -- 6 Mexican Men, Female Sex Workers and HIV I AIDS at the U.S.-Mexico Border / Jolio B. Ferreira-Pinto, Rebeca L. Ramos and Michele Shed lin -- 7 Risk Factors for HIV and AIDS Among Latino Farm workers in Pennsylvania / Miguel A. Perez and Katherine Fennelly – 8 Evaluation of an HIV Prevention Program Among Latino Farmworkers / Shiraz I. Mishra and Ross F. Conner -- PART THREE CONCLUSIONS -- 9 HIV Prevention Policies and Programs: Perspectives from Researchers, Migrant Workers and Policymakers / Ross F. Conner, Shiraz I. Mishra and f. Raul Magana.