Doctors Are Trying To Find Out How Many Asylum Seekers At The Border Are Living With HIV

“What we’re trying to do is create better linkages of people who are HIV positive that are either being repatriated, or that are moving to the U.S.”

By Florian MartinDecember 16, 2019 1:22 pm, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Health officials and aid workers from the U.S. and Mexico want to find out how many asylum seekers at the border are living with HIV.

A delegation made up of doctors and aid workers recently toured a migrant resource center and shelter in Matamoros, Mexico to better understand how they can care for them.

The delegation’s first stop was a resource center for asylum seekers run by Gaby Zavala. The center offers legal services and some medical screenings. Zavala told the health officials that she could open their space to help provide rapid HIV testing.

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