This is a summary report of the structured e-mail discussion on the links between population mobility, migration and HIV in Southern Africa, which was organized by the IOM in collaboration with the Health and Development Networks (HDN). The discussion took place on the AF-AIDS eForum, the regional eForum on HIV in Africa, from April to August 2005.
The discussion focused on three main topics:
- How does migration and population mobility lead to increased HIV vulnerability in Southern Africa;
- How does HIV affect migration and population mobility patterns; and
- The brain drain of healthcare professionals from Southern Africa.