Evidence base for children affected by HIV and AIDS in low prevalence and concentrated epidemic countries: applicability of programming guidance from high prevalence countries

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This article in AIDS Care addresses whether information from countries with a high prevalence of children affected by HIV/AIDS can appropriately guide programming in those with low prevalence. The study reviewed 413 documents, judging them for quality of documentation, scientific rigor, and strength of evidence. Information was compiled across eight areas (e.g., health care, education) and (1) indicates that affected children in low-prevalence settings face vulnerabilities similar to those in high-prevalence settings and (2) supports programmatic direction for interventions identified in high-prevalence settings. However, low-prevalence settings/countries are diverse, and the strength of the evidence base among them was mixed, so information on family, economic, and other factors must inform strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities.

Franco LM, B Burkhalter, A de Wagt, L Jennings, AG  Kelley, and M Hammink (2009) “Evidence base for children affected by HIV and AIDS in low prevalence and concentrated epidemic countries: applicability of programming guidance from high prevalence countries,” AIDS Care 21:1, 49–50.

Publication Date 
September 2009
Authors 
Franco LM, B Burkhalter, A de Wagt, L Jennings, AG Kelley, and M Hammink
Resource Type 
Publications
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Regions/ Countries 
Language 
English