The people involved are : Dr Farid BOUMEDIENE PhD - Institute of Neurological Epidemiology and Tropical Neurology (IENT), UMRS 1094 NET, University of Limoges, France, Dr Phimpha PABORIBOUNE MD- MSc - Center infectiology Christophe Mérieux of Lao PDR (CICML), Vientiane, Lao PDR Training Head of IFMT, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Dr Angkhana LASAPHONH MD- MSc - Provincial Hospital of Savannakhet, counseling service for PWHIV, Savannakhet, Lao PDR Dr Jean-François FAUCHER MD - PhD - Institute of Neurological Epidemiology and Tropical Neurology (IENT), UMRS 1094 NET, University of Limoges, France
The objective of this epidemiological study is to identify the specifics of migrants living with HIV compared to non migrants living with HIV.
The specifics aims are:
(1) Describe and quantify the migration itineraries of people Living with HIV: incoming international migration, subnational, and tilting (“go-back”)
(2) Identify the determinants (gender, stigma, social demographics, quality of life, quality of care...) contributing to three types of migration in people Living with HIV
(3) Analyze how the migration itineraries (or national /international mobilities) can increase the infection risk of HIV, but also how they respond to seeking care appropriate to AIDS state of health. This is an observational study with a collection of new data by anonymous questionnaire proposed to patients at the HIV care centers
(4) Identify some comorbidities of migrants living with HIV (as determinants for migrations) compared to no migrants living with HIV
- Better knowledge of vulnerable populations living with HIV-AIDS or at risk populations, for a better inclusion in the government policies and strategic plan thanks to evidence-based data