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Risk assessment of HIV/AIDS among male labour migrants in Goa, India

Principal investigator

Ajay Bailey

Type of research

PhD research

Supervisor

Professor Inge Hutter

Collaboration

J.S.S. Institute of Economic Research, Dharwad, Karnataka, India and NGOs in Goa

Funding

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands and University of Groningen

Description

This PhD research aims to understand the manner in which labour migrants in Goa, India assess their risk of HIV/AIDS. It has been found that in India higher percentages of men have high-risk behaviour and the disease is more common among men than in women. Currently out of four reported cases, three are men (NACO, 2003).

Based on the Census 2001, we find that the migrants from Karnataka are moving from areas with low levels of modernization to areas of high level of modernization. The highest per capita income and the availability of better civic facilities can be considered as one of the pull factors for migration to Goa.

A preliminary qualitative fieldwork was conducted in Goa, from September to October 2003. Further qualitative fieldwork and a locally informed survey were conducted from October 2004 to February 2005.

Activities

  • Survey
  • In-depth interviews
  • Focus group discussions
  • Community mapping

Publications

  • Bailey A. and I. Hutter, Qualitative to quantitative: linked trajectory of method triangulation in a study on HIV/AIDS in Goa, India. Aids Care, in press.

  • Bailey A., H.R. Channakki and I. Hutter, Place making in liminal times: a case study among Karnataka migrants in Goa. Man in India 88, (3&4), in press.

  • Bailey, A. (2006), Rather an abortion than a dowry [Liever een abortus dan een bruidschat!]. India-Nu 164: 3-7.

  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2006), Cultural heuristics in risk assessment of HIV/AIDS. Culture Health & Sexuality 8 (5): 465-477. Download

  • Bailey, A. (2004), Migrant men and HIV/AIDS in Goa, India. Girugten 35(4): 8-9.

Presentations

  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2007), Contextualizing the survey: Linked trajectory of method triangulation in a study on HIV/AIDS in India. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the PAA, New York, March 29-31.
  • Bailey, A. (2007) Migration and HIV/AIDS. Invited lecture at the Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum, February 8.
  • Bailey, A. (2006), 'We have come here to earn': Living betwixed and between, the story of Karnataka migrants in Goa, India. Paper presented at the International workshop on 'Geography and Liminality: Theories and Case-studies, Groningen, July 8-11.
  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2006), Contextualizing the survey: Linked trajectory of method triangulation in a study on HIV/AIDS in India. Paper presented at the 7th
    International Interdisciplinary Conference Advances in Qualitative Methods, Gold Coast, Australia, July 13-16.
  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2006), Learning from the past: Integrating research and evidence-based practices for action, case studies from India. Paper presented at the World Congress on Action Research, Groningen, August 21-24.
  • Participated in the IS Academy Expert Meeting on HIV/AIDS: Rethinking HIV/AIDS Preventive Counselling. Amsterdam, November 13-14, 2006.
  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2006), Cultural heuristics in risk assessment of HIV/AIDS. Paper presented at the consultation with the World Population Foundation, at NIDI, The Hague. February 10. 
  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2005), The man, the wife and the other women - construction of risk and trust in risk assessment of HIV/AIDS among male labour migrants in Goa, India. Paper presented at the Workshop 'Gender aspects of reproductive and sexual health' at Karnataka University, Dharwad, India, February 15.
  • Bailey A., N. Jacubowski and I. Hutter (2005), Gender mobility and HIV/AIDS. Paper presented at the Anansi Development and Gender group, Groningen, March 18.
  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2005), 'I know where she goes' - the construction of trust in risk assessment of HIV/AIDS among male labour migrants in Goa, India. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the PAA, Philadelphia, March 31 - April 2.
  • Bailey, A., N. Jacubowski and I. Hutter (2005), Risk of HIV infection among sub-cultures of mobile populations – Perspectives from India and Indonesia. Paper presented at the 6th URSI conference, Groningen, June 1 and paper presented at the 4th Symposium on Health in Transition, Wageningen, June 9.
  • Bailey, A. (2005), Risk assessment of HIV/AIDS among male migrants in Goa India - Theoretical and empirical viewpoints. Paper presented at Centre for Development Studies, Groningen, June 23.
  • Jacubowski, N. and A. Bailey (2005), Gender performativity. Paper presented at the 1st Workshop on Anthropological Demography, Max Planck Institute, Rostock, September 30 –October 1.
  • Hutter, I., A. Bailey and M. Hennink (2005), Reliability in the analysis of qualitative research: Advantages of being embedded within the discipline of demography? Paper presented at the first workshop on Anthropological Demography, Max Planck Institute, Rostock,  September 30 – October 1.
  • Bailey, A. and I. Hutter (2005), Cultural heuristics in risk assessment of HIV/AIDS. Paper presented at the Dutch Demography Day, Utrecht, October 6.
  • Jacubowski, N. and A. Bailey (2005), Understanding gender through performativity.  Paper presented at the Dutch Demography Day, Utrecht, October 6.
  • Bailey, A. (2005), 'Who will take my name further?'- HIV/AIDS risk perceptions among male migrants in Goa, India. Paper presented at the Dutch Demography Day, Utrecht, October 6.
  • Bailey, A. and Hutter, I (2004), Risk assessment of HIV/AIDS among male labour migrants in Goa, India. Paper presented at the British Sociological Association, Risk & Society Study Group, Conference 'Taking Stock of Risk', University of Nottingham, UK, 5-7 September 2004
  • Bailey, A. and Hutter, I (2004), Risk assessment of HIV/AIDS among male labour migrants in India. Paper presented at the panel 'Culture, Health and Sexuality' at the CERES Summer school, Nijmegen. 29 June 2004
  • Bailey, A. and Hutter, I (2004), Ghati-the othering of migrants in Goa, India. Paper presented at the 4th URSI conference, Groningen. 17 June.
  • Bailey, A. and Hutter, I (2004), Risk perceptions of HIV/AIDS among male labour migrants in India. Paper presented at 3rd Symposium on Research in International Health, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, 19 May.
  • Darak. S , V. Kulkarni, S. Gurjar, A. Bailey and S. Kulkarni (2003), Males but not men. Paper presented at the 4th IASSCS International Conference: Sex & Secrecy, Johannesburg, June 22 -25.

Group of interviewers
Group of interviewers
Interview in Goa
Interview in Goa
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