Second Generation of HIV Surveillance System: A Pattern for Iran

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M Nematollahi 1 , * , N Khalesi 2 , H Moghaddasi 2 , M Askarian 3

1 School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran

2 Department of Health Services management, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Nematollahi M, Khalesi N, Moghaddasi H, Askarian M. Second Generation of HIV Surveillance System: A Pattern for Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 14(5):309-312.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 14 (5); 309-312
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: November 2, 2011
Accepted: January 30, 2012

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Abstract

Background: For the purpose of minimizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic effects, one of the programs is the promotion of scientific methods and setting of the suitable surveillance systems. The present research was conducted to design the HIV/AIDS surveillance system in Iran applying WHO recommendations and the experience of some countries.

 

Methods: In 2009, based on the country's requirements, the HIV/AIDS surveillance system was proposed and designed for Iran. The Delphi technique was utilized to find the views of experts. Data analysis was conducted based on a comparison of the attributes of the HIV/AIDS surveillance systems in the countries under consideration using a descriptive and theoretical analysis.

 

Results: The model was approved obtaining the final score of 36.3 out of 44, viz 82.5%. 

 

Conclusion: Designing and performing of the HIV/AIDS surveillance pattern in the direction of “second generation of HIV/AIDS surveillance” can be considered as an important step in the improvement of the patient’s control and precaution of HIV/AIDS.

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HIV/AIDS Surveillance system Iran

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