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The changing face of the HIV epidemic in Western Europe: what are the implications for public health policies?

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A.M. Downs, F.F. Hamers

This review describes changes in dynamics of HIV transmission and shifts in affected populations in Western Europe. Migrants from countries with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, notably sub-Saharan Africa, bear a disproportionate and increasing share of HIV throughout western Europe. Following a...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Western Europe, Migration, Positive prevention, Epidemiology
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The effects of AIDS prevention programs by lay health advisors for migrants in The Netherlands

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J. Brandsma, H.J. Hospers, C. Martijn, M. Meis, T. Voorham, N.K. de Vries

Two studies describe the effectiveness of AIDS prevention programmes by lay health advisors (LHAs) for migrants in The Netherlands. Both programs result in positive effects in terms of attitude change and knowledge. The LHA programme resulted in a stronger intention to discuss AIDS with children...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, (Undocumented) Migrants, Youth, Western Europe, Sexual education, Prevention
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Monitoring HIV/AIDS in Europe's migrant commmunities and ethnic minorities

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J. Del Amo, G. Bröring, K. Fenton, F.F. Hamers, A. Infuso

This paper examines the variables used to monitor HIV/AIDS in migrants and ethnic minorities in surveillance systems in Western Europe. It discusses their advantages and limitations, highlights some of the data, and gives recommendations to identify ways in which HIV/AIDS surveillance for...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Western Europe, Care and support, Migration, Prevention
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Risk behavior and social-cognitive determinants of condom use among ethnic minority communities in Amsterdam

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R.A. Coutinho, M.J. Gras, A. van den Hoek, L.C.W. Wiggers, J.B.F. de Wit

This study assessed sexual risk behaviour and determinants of condom use among migrants in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Data were collected from a community sample of Surinamese, Antillean and sub-Saharan African heterosexual men and women. Perceived behavioural control and subjective norms...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, (Undocumented) Migrants, Heterosexuals, Western Europe, Sexual education, Prevention, Social issues
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Welfare research into marginal communities in Finland : insider perspectives on health and social care

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K. Clarke ed.

The questions of a year-long community research project was how migrants living in Finland experience social and health care services, gain a deeper insight into the perception of HIV in refugee communities in Northern Europe, what expectations and needs they have and what everyday reality is...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, (Undocumented) Migrants, WHO European region, Care and support, Social issues, Migration
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Ethnicity and HIV: Prevention and care in Europe and the USA

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J.T. Erwin, B.S. Peters, D.K. Smith eds.

This book explores how to deliver effective, comprehensive HIV prevention and care services to (HIV positive) migrants and ethnic minorities in the USA and Europe. These groups are often highly vulnerable and experience significant barriers to accessing HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Contains 4...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, (Undocumented) Migrants, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Global, Care and support, Epidemiology, Prevention
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HIV health experiences among migrant Africans in Europe: how are we doing?

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J. del Amo, G. Bröring, K. Fenton

Over the last few years, new approaches to researching the health of migrants and ethnic minorities have been proposed. Relatively few studies have focused on the health experiences of migrant populations living with HIV in Europe, or on their patterns of access to, and utilization of, HIV...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, People living with HIV (PLHIV), (Undocumented) Migrants, Central Europe, Western Europe, Treatment, Care and support
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Project Nasah : an investigation into the HIV treatment information and other needs of African people with HIV resident in England

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F. Hickson, S. McLean, D. Reid, W. Ssanyu-Sseruma, P. Weatherburn

This is a report on the findings of the survey. It describes the broad characteristics of the respondents which were recruited. It looks at their experiences of living with HIV, reports data about their needs, presents survey findings concerning both the appropriateness and effectiveness of...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Western Europe, Positive prevention, Treatment, Testing and counselling
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Sexual behaviour of second generation Moroccan immigrants balancing between traditional attitudes and safe sex

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J. Denekens, K. Hendrickx, E. Lodewijckx, P. van Royen

Young Moroccan Islamic immigrants are balancing the challenges of modern society and the influences of their cultural and social backgrounds. In this qualitative research project, Moroccan adolescents were invited to focus groups. The results show the specific influence of family, religion and...

Tags: Ethnic minorities, (Undocumented) Migrants, Youth, Western Europe, Sexual education, Social issues, Research
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Migration and work-related health in Europe: A literature review

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K. Boyle, P. Wren

This literature review focuses the current (2001) migration situation in Europe. It demonstrates an important research gap on migration and work-related health, and while there is abundant literature on the links between migration and health, and between employment and health, there is very...

Tags: (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, WHO European region, HIV and labor, Migration
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