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HIV and Mobility

 

Overview

In the last five to ten years there has been an increase in HIV diagnoses in Australia among people and their partners travelling to and from regions of high HIV prevalence; a trend seen globally. Approaches used in the past to reduce HIV transmission need to be adapted to respond to a context where people are more mobile. Additionally, current investment in health and support services for mobile and migrant communities is often ad hoc and a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

The Western Australia HIV and Mobility Project started in 2013 in response to this issue. The project was a collaboration between the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) at Curtin University and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), with support from SiREN. The HIV and Mobility: Road Map for Action report was developed as a result of this project in 2014.

This section aims to facilitate action on HIV and mobility in Australia.

Image by: Crawford, G. 2014. ‘Australian travellers, relations and risk: exploring the nexus’ presented at HIV and Mobile Populations Seminar, WA, July 29.

Image by: Crawford, G. 2014. ‘Australian travellers, relations and risk: exploring the nexus’ presented at HIV and Mobile Populations Seminar, WA, July 29.