Mobility, Sexuality and AIDS

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-10-28
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Over the past two decades, population mobility has intensified and become more diverse, raising important questions concerning the health and well-being of people who are mobile as well as communities of origin and destination.

Author Biography

Felicity Thomas is a Research Fellow at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. Active in the field of international development for over ten years, she has been involved in a number of research and action-based projects with refugees and asylum seekers living in sub-Saharan Africa and in the UK. Her research interests focus on the socio-economic and emotional impacts of HIV and AIDS, migrant health and well-being, and HIV treatment seeking and management. Mary Haour-Knipe has worked in the field of migration and HIV since 1989, leading a European Union working group assessing HIV prevention activities for migrants and travelers in Europe, evaluating HIV prevention programmes amongst migrant communities, and working as senior advisor on migration and HIV/AIDS, then on migration and health, at the International Organization for Migration. She has also served as an advisor on HIV-related migration issues for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Peter Aggleton is Professor of Education in the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education. University of London and Visiting Professor at the University of Oslo and the University of New South Wales. He is the author and editor of over thirty books and is internationally renowned for his on sexuality and HIV. He is the editor of the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality, senior editor of Global Public Health and associate editor of Health Education Research and AIDS Education and Prevention.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introduction: mobility, sexuality and AIDSp. 1
Migration and HIV infection: what do data from destination countries show?p. 10
Leaving loved ones behind: Mexican gay men's migration to the USAp. 24
Mobility and the experience of the self
Concentrated disadvantages: neighbourhood context as a structural risk for Latino immigrants in the USAp. 40
Conflict, forced migration, sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDSp. 55
Negotiating migration, gender and sexuality: health and social services for HIV-positive people from minority ethnic backgrounds in Sydneyp. 67
Treat with care: Africans and HIV in the UKp. 80
Mobility and pleasure
Touristic borderlands: ethnographic reflections on Dominican social geographiesp. 91
Rice, rams and remittances: bumsters and female tourists in The Gambiap. 108
Fantasies, dependency and denial: HIV and the sex industry in Costa Ricap. 121
'Que gusto estar de vuelta en mi tierra': the sexual geography of transnational migrationp. 131
Mobility and work
From migrating men to moving women: trends in South Africa's changing political economy and geography of intimacyp. 143
Labour migration and risky sexual behaviour: tea plantation workers in Kericho District, Kenyap. 154
Young sex workers in Ethiopia: linking migration, sex work and AIDSp. 168
Labour migration and HIV risk in Papua New Guineap. 176
Migration, men's extramarital sex and the risk of HIV infection in Nigeriap. 187
Migration, detachment and HIV risk among rural-urban migrants in Chinap. 199
Indexp. 214
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