Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 4A, P170-184 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0230 View full text
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Allan Wallis, Victor Dukay

Abstract: The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is frequently referred to as a crisis while the principal U.S. program to address it is labeled emergency relief. These terms trigger specific policy responses and corresponding evaluation activities. In this article, three stages in the response to HIV/AIDS are distinguished: awareness, emergency, and structural integration. In the awareness phase, emphasis is on defining and then estimating the affected population. In the emergency phase, evaluation activity is focused on demo…

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