17 May 2022

Refugee flow presents new opportunity to eradicate HIV

Ukrainians are fleeing the war in droves, taking with them serious diseases such as HIV to the countries that receive them. This transfer of an HIV epidemic to other countries is unprecedented in Europe. Moreover, the virus has a different target population in the host countries: mainly homosexual men. This creates new challenges, especially for the countries in the frontline of this humanitarian crisis. But it also offers new opportunities to eliminate HIV by 2030, says UM researcher Kai Jonas.