Preventing HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Thailand

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CASE STUDY #2: Preventing HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Thailand Miami Dade College Abstract Our second team project answers five questions about Case Study #2, Preventing HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Thailand and Chapter 10, Introduction to Global Health. This project will talk about the characteristics of the high-risk population that permitted this intervention to work and the implications of this for replication in other settings. It will explain why Thailand is a model for programs in other countries. Since cost-effectiveness assessment was never done for this program, it will evaluate the assessments that should have taken into account in terms of costs measured.…show more content…
The budget spent on this program represented only 1.9% and about 200,000 new infections were averted in 7 years, and the rate of STI also fell dramatically. Though the government did not condone prostitution, they were aware that they could not control it the disease was spreading fast with drug users, sex workers, those with STIs and blood donors was so immense in addition to the economic impact it made that they made a realistic approach to problem solve and contain it. This is an example of being proactive to a situation where cooperation among the government, police and its people through the media and programs implemented were able to reduce such a devastating disease that along claiming human life, is also expensive to treat in the long run causing a economic impact. 3. A cost-effective assessment was never done for this program. What should such an assessment have taken into account in terms of costs measured? HIV and AIDS have had a great impacted throughout varies countries. As an illness with no none cure, it is essential to promote prevention among those at risk. Thailand’s “No Condom, NO sex: The 100% Condom program” was successful at greatly reducing the cases of new HIV infection cases (Levine, 2007, p.10). Thailand’s program has the advantage to serve as a building block to many other countries experiencing high levels of HIV/AIDS infection, but is limited due to

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