Dr. Julia del Amo a researcher from the National Centre for Epidemiology-Institute of Health Carlos III delivered an illuminating presentation at the CROI 2016 Conference in Boston on HIV and migrants.
The presentation highlighted evidence that echoes the alarm ABDGN has been sounding for 10 years on the vulnerabilities of migrants in different HIV epidemics globally-particularly migrants from Sub-Sahara Africa.
Del Amo presented that between 2007 and 2012 nearly two-fifths of all HIV cases reported in the European Union/European Economic Area were of migrant origin; the majority being from Sub-Saharan Africa. She also presented data on the higher risk of HIV acquisition among migrant MSM.
This presentation provides a clear rationale for increased investment in migrant key population interventions and civil society engagement to better address these disparities.
CLICK HERE to access the audio slide presentation Del Amo delivered at CROI.