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Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2012 May;14(5):309-12. Epub 2012 May 30.

Second Generation of HIV Surveillance System: A Pattern for Iran.

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Department of Health Information Management, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

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.

KEYWORDS:

HIV/AIDS; Iran; Surveillance system

PMID:
22829992
PMCID:
PMC3398640
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