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Title Designing HIV/Aids Intervention Studies: An Operation Research Handbook
Call Number KAPAL Perempuan 613 FIS D
ISBN/ISSN 0-87834-107-2
Author(s) James R. Foreit - Personal Name
Subject(s) Handbook
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Language English
Publisher Population Council
Publishing Year 2002
Publishing Place New York
Collation XI; 141 HLM; 25 CM
Abstract/Notes As HIV/AIDS continues to spread and affect the lives of millions of people, a growing sense of urgency has developed about the imperative need to stop the epidemic. In all areas of the world, national HIV/AIDS programs, along with countless nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs), have initiated programs to expand the response to the epidemic. The goal of these efforts is to prevent the transmission of HIV and to mitigate the consequences of AIDS through care, support, and treatment. The programs range from very large national efforts to very small localefforts. hatever their size, the programs almost always involve some elements of planning, coordination, service delivery, and involvement of communities and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA).All HIV/AIDS service delivery programs face complex tasks. Behavior change trategies typically require managers to use multiple media hannels to spread prevention messages to different social groups. Thedistribution of condoms, antiretrovirals (ARVs), and other medicines depends on complex logistics systems. Training is often required for avariety of personnel, ranging from doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff to health policymakers, program managers, and volunteers working through NGOs at the local level. In order to be effective and sustainable, these and many other aspects of programs need to be implemented in settings where communities are nvolved and mobilized

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