Health officials in California’s San Joaquin County are educating Mexican migrant workers about HIV/AIDS in order to address both the group’s vulnerability to infection and their limited access to health care and information, the Stockton Record reports (, 3/29).

HIV educators from the San Joaquin AIDS Foundation visit migrant workers’ camps and barracks to offer at-risk immigrants tips on how to avoid infection, and Public Health Services of San Joaquin County offers them free oral HIV tests.

The article notes that the migrant workers are often poor and uneducated, and that they are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors once they enter the United States.