Human Mobility and HIV Workshop
This workshop convened prominent researchers to share their perspectives on human mobility and its impact on HIV transmission, prevention, and care. The intent of the workshop was to advance evidence-based research and stimulate innovative solutions to alleviate physical and psychological symptoms among HIV positive and high incidence people among mobile populations.
The presentations and discussions addressed mobility as it relates to the intersection of HIV acquisition, sex, and the type of mobility. Understanding higher-level mobility among individuals living with HIV is important for strategic HIV response and targeted care.
Going forward, these populations may benefit from new therapeutic technologies such as longer-acting formulations of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) which reduce the need for mobile individuals to make repeated clinic visits.
The meeting was organized around four major themes:
- Human Mobility Across the Globe
- New Methodologies and Approaches to Understanding Mobility
- Personal Perspectives on Mobility
- Implications for Interventions
Division of AIDS Research