|Long distance road transport workers are vulnerable to an array of health risks.
Substance use, unprotected sex, unsafe roads, poor diets, long working hours and
long absence from home are but some of the documented factors that lead to
numerous communicable and non-communicable diseases and accidents. Importantly,
the rapid spread of HIV across communities, countries and continents is a testimony to
the linkages between mobile and migrant groups, such as road transport workers, and the growing epidemic.