Journal article

Rural-to-urban male migrant workers' vulnerability to HIV infection in Chengdu, China: Qualitative findings from a mixed-method study

Lin Li, Martha Morrow, Michelle Kermode

Work: a journal of prevention, assessment & rehabilitation | IOS PRESS | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to assess rural-to-urban male migrant workers' HIV vulnerability and prevention needs in a Chinese context, specifically in the city of Chengdu, capital of the south-western province of Sichuan. PARTICIPANTS: The primary sample group were 23 male migrant workers recruited from textile factories and construction sites. In addition, a total of 16 key informants (e.g., factory managers, healthcare providers and policy makers) and seven community members participated in the qualitative phase. METHODS: Qualitative methods included semi-structured interviews with male migrant workers and key informants, focus group discussions with migrant workers and local community me..

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