Global responses to HIV/AIDS and noncommunicable diseases: analysis of similarities and differences

Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Brian Federick Oldenburg, Julian Elliott, Geoffrey Setswe

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Recent evidence suggests that HIV/AIDS and Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) share essential commonalities in their risk factors, progression and management. However, the interrelatedness between the global responses to HIV/AIDS and NCDs hasn?t been systematically analyzed. Objective: To examine the similarities and differences between global responses to HIV/AIDS and NCDs. Methods: Using preliminary review of literature, we identified four major themes of the global response: Strategies, Systems, Intervention and Monitoring and Evaluation. Detailed review of purposively selected documents was then conducted under these four themes. Similarities and differences between the global response to HIV/AIDS and NCDs were then examined for each major theme using qualitative content analysis and interpretive synthesis. The findings were presented using narrative summaries, tables and boxes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442 - 465
Number of pages24
JournalBritish Journal of Medicine & Medical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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