Migrancy and HIV/STDs in South Africa: a rural perspective

M. Lurie*, David Wilkinson, A. Harrison, S. Abdool Karim

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To the Editor: Williarns and Carnpbell' raise the important issue of the role of migration in the spread of HIVlSTDs in their discussion of a proposed intervention around a mining centre near Johannesburg. Recognising that an intervention
aimed soiely at mineworkers would be futile, they argue that interventions must be targeted not only at mineworkers 'but also at members of the broader communities surrounding the goldmines, in which mineworkers live out their social and sexual lives while they are away from home'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-909
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

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