The study was conducted among 60 migrants and family members, and 5 key informants in four locations- two at the destination site of Delhi and two at the source site of Nepal. In depth interviews by trained researchers were conducted with the help of semi structured interview guides.
The average age of male respondents was 36 years while it was 30 years for female respondents. Educational level was higher among males, the average being 8.6 years of education while it was 2.5 years for females. Fifty six (93%) of the total respondents were married and half of them had 3 children or more. Male migrants were employed as watchmen, cooks, factory workers, computer operator, while spouses of male migrants in Delhi were engaged in household work or worked as salesgirls and domestic help. Spouses and other family members in Nepal were mostly engaged in agricultural and household work .
Keywords: HIV, Nepal, India, Delhi, stigma, migrants, women