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Women, Migration, Conflict and Risk for HIV

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Abstract

Women now constitute the majority of those living with HIV/AIDS globally, even if only by a small margin (UNAIDS, 2007). While the lower status of women has been recognized as increasing their HIV risk, issues of migration and conflict combined with this lower status are believed to propel women’s risk for infection further, particularly in high infection areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa. Recommendations to address women’s risk for HIV in the context of migration and conflict are needed. However, such recommendations must be built upon our understanding of the global HIV epidemic among women as well as the needs of women facing conflict and migration.

Keywords

Intimate Partner Violence Sexual Assault Sexual Violence Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Migrant Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social and Behavioral SciencesSchool of Public Health, Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Public Health Practice, Department of Society, Human Development & HealthHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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