HIV/AIDS Control Program

College
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 3 (753 words)
Download 0
Health promotion is considered as a process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health, and public health professionals are struggling hard to achieve health improvement as the objective of public health actions have now expanded beyond infectious diseases control…

Introduction

At present human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is posing new challenges before healthcare providers world-wide, even though numerous programs have been formulated to prevent the spread of this disease from the very beginning of its identification. However, the epidemic is yet to be conquered, and, hence, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of various programs is crucial to assess the efficiency of different health interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention that is in operation since detecting the HIV epidemic. Since resources are scarce compared to the health care needs those responsible for allocating resources need to prioritize immediate challenges for getting maximum benefit from any given budget, as the basic aim of any healthcare system is to maximize the health and welfare of the population
Evaluation of any program, policy, or an activity is integral in assessing their effectiveness and anticipated final outcomes, as well as for modeling future strategies of any activity. Though there may be contextual difference in every activity the evaluation techniques applied are similar. However, the research approach should be appropriate to the subject context of the activity to be evaluated and the evaluators must scrutiny the reasons for evaluation and validate available information. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

The Impact of Homophobia and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
It reappeared in 1950 and in 1970 and lately made its devastating presence in Mexico in 2009. The Ebola virus was even more menacing as it threatened to wipe out the denizens of both Zaire and Sudan in 1976 where 400 failed to fend off the fatal internal and external hemorrhage caused by the virus (Williams & Wilkins 1010). Where primates such as monkeys trigger Ebola virus, birds transmit Avian…
HIV/AIDS Control Program
At present human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is posing new challenges before healthcare providers world-wide, even though numerous programs have been formulated to prevent the spread of this disease from the very beginning of its identification. However, the epidemic is yet to be conquered, and, hence, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of various…
Children with HIV in the United States
The advanced HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection in a human body makes the body susceptible to opportunistic infections which threaten life. That condition of a body diagnosed is the decease of AIDS which stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome. Looking back to the history of AIDS we can see that it entered to the United States in about 1969, through a virus infected immigrant from…
HIV/AIDS
This CD4-defined tissue tropism explains the major pathological effects of HIV, which are immunodeficiency and neurological disease. However, HIV may also cause damage at sites where CD4 is not expressed. This may be a result of direct infection of CD4-cells, in which low levels of viral replication can occasionally occur, or due to infiltration of tissue by HIV-infected lymphocytes and…
AIDS in Brazil
At this time, a group of health professionals emerged that was determined to re-model the public health system. Thus they started what it is known as the "health reform movement" in Brazil (Camargo, 2005). In 1982, there were held democratic elections for state governor after many years of military regimes. The opposition triumphed in some key states and members of the "health reform movement"…
The case of the aids patient with Pneumonia
HIV attacks any cell with this binding structure. The white blood cells or T cells of the immune system, which coordinate disease-fighting mechanisms, are especially vulnerable to HIV attack. Of these certain T cells known as CD4 cells are most vulnerable. While infecting a CD4 cell, the HIV utilizes the genetic tools within the cell to replicate itself and then leaves the cell, destroying it in…
Schoolbased HIV Prevention Programs
The objectives of the curriculum are that students will be able to set a personal sexual limit, describe their reasons for maintaining their sexual limit, identify problems that may arise in maintaining their sexual limit and describe how they will address those problems and maintain their limit. The classroom curriculum was developed over a two year period. The researchers used theories about…