July is National HIV Awareness Month. Honor it by learning about how trafficking victims are at increased risk of becoming HIV positive.
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Therefore, July is an appropriate time to learn about how victims and survivors of modern-day enslavement and human trafficking are at increased risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
In honor of World AIDS Day 2018, End Slavery Now published a blog post for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center about this issue. This post discusses how the various forms of modern-day enslavement - such as sex trafficking and domestic servitude - place individuals in highly vulnerable situations where they are at increased risk of HIV infection. It also explores how victims and survivors of modern-day enslavement are less able to access information about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. It provides helpful links to both qualitative and quantitative studies about the link between human trafficking and HIV/AIDS susceptibility.
Click the button above to read the article. Remember: you really cannot get HIV/AIDS from a hug!
Forms of Abolition:
Forms of Slavery:
Sex Trafficking, Domestic Servitude, Forced Marriage
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