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Title: Evidence-based approach to HIV/AIDS policy and research prioritization in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Feizzadeh, A.
Nedjat, S.
Asghari, S.
Keshtkar, A.
Heshmat, R.
Setayesh, H.
Majdzadeh, R.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: In formulating the second national strategic plan for prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Islamic Republic of Iran a more evidence-based approach was needed. This paper reports on a systematic review of the local evidence about the determinants of HIV/AIDS transmission in 3 categories: poor knowledge and negative attitudes about HIV transmission; injection drug use; and sexual promiscuity. Of 93 reports reviewed, 53 met the inclusion criteria. Information about the prevalence and magnitude of effect for the 3 risk determinants at the national and regional level was scarce. Heterogeneity between studies, even in the same sub-population, was significant. An improved research base and better sharing of information are needed within countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Description: 259-265
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice
Health Policy
Health Priorities
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Subject: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ISSN: 1020-3397
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