The Impact Of Social Services Interventions On Developing Countries

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Bateganya M, Dong M, Oguntomilade J, Suraratdecha C. 2015. The Impact of Social Services Interventions in Developing Countries: A Review of the Evidence of Impact on Clinical Outcomes in People Living with HIV. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 68(03):357-67. The authors, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U. S. Department of Health, and U.S. Agency for International Development, analyzed data from eight studies in order to determine the effect of social services on people with HIV. Each study was evaluated to determine the impact of social services on mortality, morbidity, retention in HIV care, quality of life, and HIV transmission. It was found that quality of life was the only category that an impact could clearly be seen in from the data analyzed. This study brought to light to need for more research on this topic and the need for more rigorous evaluation of HIV programs. This paper provides a broad overview of social services working to provide aid for people with HIV in developing countries. Information from this paper will be used throughout the main paper, but will be most useful when looking at an overview of HIV social services on the African continent, because six of the eight studies analyzed took place in an African country.

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