In India, the pattern of migration from Uttar Pradesh to other states is more pronounced than in any other state. Of all inter-state migrants in the country, 23 percent are from Uttar Pradesh. A majority of those leaving Uttar Pradesh travel to Gujarat and Maharashtra, the latter being one of the high HIV prevalence states. Most of the migrants, who are mostly single males, depart for economic reasons with an intention and a practice of often coming back to their families in Uttar Pradesh during harvest or during festivals. Responding to the potential threat of Uttar Pradesh's significant flow of returning migrants, especially from high prevalence states, UPSACS has initiated the Migrants’ Intervention Programme at transit point and it is planned to further take the intervention to the source districts, blocks and villages.

As per the latest data, the following districts of Uttar Pradesh have been identified as having high out migration and hence vulnerable in the context of HIV/AIDS.

Source

31 Districts

Allahabad, Fatehpur, Pratapgarh, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Varanasi, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Chandauli, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Bulandsahar, Ghazipur, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Kaushambi, Shraswati, Balrampur, Bahraich, Ballia, Gorakhpur, Padsauna, Deoria, Maharajganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Siddharth Nagar, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Sultanpur and Barabanki

Transit

2 Districts

Lucknow, Kanpur,

Both Source & Transit

1 District

Chandauli