Assessment of Mobility and HIV Vulnerability among Myanmar Migrant Sex Workers and Factory Workers in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, Thailand

Author/s: Jason Theede, Pimonpan Isarabhakdi
Language: English
Publication Type: Technical Report(External)

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This assessment involved a survey of 819 migrant workers in 12 factories through a questionnaire, ten focus group discussions with male and female migrant factory workers, and six focus group discussions with migrant female sex workers in 2006. The study focused onboth migration patterns and related issues, as well as  the respondents’ HIV risks and vulnerabilities.

Funded by the UNAIDS Thailand Country Office’s Programme Acceleration Funds (PAF), developed jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO) and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Bangkok Regional Office, this assessment examines mobility and HIV vulnerability among Myanmar migrants in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, Thailand. Environmental and social factors, service access, knowledge, and behavioural vulnerabilities, along with gender issues, stigma and discrimination, are addressed.

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International Organization for Migration