Prevention of HIV/AIDS among migrant workers in Thailand (PHAMIT) : the baseline survey 2004

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Institute for Populationa and Social Research, Mahidol University

The Baseline Survey 2004 was carried out as a part of the evaluation and monitoring of the Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Migrant Workers in Thailand (PHAMIT) project. It has provided a comprehensive overview of migrant populations and their related circumstances and behaviour. This survey was conducted during April-June 2004, and covered 3,426 male and female migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic. Among other things, the survey finds that the prevalence of casual sexual relationship is very high among migrants. The analysis highlights migrants' knowledge of HIV/AIDS and routes of transmission, attitudes related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality and sexual partnes, condom use, life skills and awareness of right of access to health services.

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