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Temporary migration and HIV vulnerability in China : findings from a comparative research


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Abstract: The link between migration and HIV has become a research issue worldwide. Recent studies in China have highlighted temporary migrants’ vulnerability to HIV and STIs. Particularly at risk are female migrants who become sex workers in China’s flourishing entertainment industry. There has been a phenomenal increase in the number of temporary migrants since the early 1980s. Millions of people migrate from rural areas to cities to look for better opportunities. Currently, up to 120 million temporary migrants are estimated to be living and working in cities. Unfortunately, many rural migrants are unprepared for life in the cities. This leads to psychological, social and behavioural problems that compel many to have multiple sexual relationships or end up as sex workers.
Authors: Yang, X. , Derlega, V. , Luo, H.
Country: China
Category: Research
End Page: 27
Serial number: 1
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , disease prevention and control , labour
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2005
Region: East Asia
Right: © 2005 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 25
Title: Temporary migration and HIV vulnerability in China : findings from a comparative research