Cover page Assessing Population Mobility and HIV Vulnerability: Guangxi, People’s Republic of China ISBN/DATE



Authors: Wei Liu, Jie Chen, Zhoufu Qin, Shaoling Liang, Yongjian Li, et al.

A joint publication of UNDP/UNOPS and UNAIDS



Market economy and development in the past two decades have significantly impacted society and the lives of people living in China. The same forces have stimulated massive rural to urban population movements in recent years. Relaxed travel restrictions, increased rural unemployment and improved transportation have accelerated population movement. Drug abuses, sex work and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, have emerged.
The UNDP-SEAHIV and Development project assists governments and policy makers with decision-support knowledge and an understanding of the linkages between development, population movement and HIV vulnerabilities. The Guangxi assessment is part of the regional effort, supported by UNDP-SEAHIV, to identify mobility-related HIV vulnerability along major transportation routes connecting Guangxi and Viet Nam. This report provides new insights into HIV vulnerabilities along major transport routes and communities. There is a need for advocacy of appropriate interventions for mobile populations and the communities they come in contact with. This assessment may serve to stimulate similar assessment for other provinces in China.
The assessment is accomplished by the Guangxi Provincial AIDS Office in collaboration with local communities and with technical and financial support from UNDP-SEAHIV and partial financial support from UNAIDS-SEAPICT.

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September 2001