Reducing HIV risks for migrants workers in Asia

Internal migrant workers from the countryside coming to seek employment in town.

Migration and mobility are not in themselves factors for HIV transmission but the precarious working and living conditions of workers may expose them to the risk, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The long separation from their families, stigma and discrimination, are also factors that increase migrant workers' vulnerability to HIV.

Earlier I spoke to Dr. Sophia Kisting, Director of the ILO programme on HIV and AIDS and she began by highlighting two particularly vulnerable groups of migrant workers.

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