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Khan, Shahbaz Ahmed (2006) SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON SOCIETY. PhD thesis, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.



Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a human viral disease that ravages the immune system, undermining the body’s ability to defend itself from infection and disease. The spread of epidemic at large scale may damage the socio-cultural fabric of society. The study was designed to estimate the past trend of HIV/AIDS spread and to forecast the HIV/AIDS in Pakistan. The information about the patients were taken from the national HIV/AIDS testing center located in different hospitals as well as from the national institute of Health, Islamabad. The study will explore the causative factors of HIV/AIDS along with socio-economic and psychological implications of disease on the patients, their families, and community as whole. Qualitative and quantitative approaches were used to explore the research objectives. In qualitative approach focus group discussion was conducted with the patients, their families and health care providers. Well structured questionnaire consisting of open-ended questions was prepared for exploring research objectives. Contents analysis was also in the plan of analysis for exploration of research objectives. Secondary data was taken from different government and non-government agencies. Descriptive analysis of the collected data carried out along with the development of model for future predication. Policy recommendations which based on the findings suggested to the government for farming a comprehensive national policy on the HIV/AIDS.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:socio-economic impact, psychological impact, hiv, aids, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, socio-cultural fabric
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Sociology (g19)
ID Code:992
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:25 Nov 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:03

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