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Shahbaz Ahmed Khan
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Rural Sociology/ University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Rural Sociology
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Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
socio-economic impact, psychological impact, hiv, aids, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, socio-cultural fabric

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.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction
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  1.1 What is HIV/AIDS?
  1.2 Structure of thesis
  1.3 Situation of HIV/AIDS in Pakistan
  1.4 Situation of HIV/AIDS in Asia
  1.5 Situation in India
  1.6 The global epidemic: HIV/AIDS on the MAP
  1.7 Sub-Saharan Africa
  1.8 Latin America and Caribbean
  1.9 Middle East and North Africa
  1.10 Western Europe
  1.11 Australia and New Zealand
  1.12 North America
  1.13 Rationale of study
  1.14 Objectives of the study
3 2 Theoretical perspective of the study
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  2.1 Introduction
  2.2 Origin of HIV/AIDS
  2.3 Theory 1: Tainted Polio Vaccine
  2.4 Theory 2: Contaminated Needle
  2.5 Theory 3: Heart of Darkness
  2.6 Empirical Evidence of literature review
  2.7 Pakistan Government Effort to Address the Epidemic
  2.8 Achievement of NACP by 2002
  2.9 Provincial Implementation Units
  2.10 Other Government Ministries and Departments
  2.11 Role of NGOs & CBOs
  2.12 International agencies working against HIV/AIDS in Pakistan
  2.13 Bilateral Donors activities
  2.14 Critical Evaluation of Governments Programs
  2.15 Myths Vs Realities about HIV/AIDS
  2.16 Historical background
  2.17 Implications of HIV/AIDS
4 3 Research Methodology
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  3.1 Introduction
  3.2 Study Design
  3.3 Study Area
  3.4 Characteristics of the Respondents
  3.5 Features to improve data quality
  3.6 Questionnaire and sensitive questions
  3.7 Sequence of the Questions
  3.8 Check Reliability
  3.9 Coding
  3.10 Time and relevant questions
  3.11 Training and field supervision
  3.12 Pre-test Technique
  3.13 Data editing
  3.14 Threats to validity
  3.15 Selection of interviewers, Training and field supervision
5 4 Qualitative study
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  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Focus Group Discussion
  4.3 Selection of moderator
  4.4 Findings of the qualitative study
  4.5 Summary of in- depth interviews of patients
  4.6 Panel discussion with health-care providers
  4.7 Summary Findings
  4.8 Peer Group Discussion
  4.9 Patient’s family views
  4.10 Views of Religious leaders
  4.11 Summary findings
  4.12 Main Findings of the study
6 5 Findings of quantitative study
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  5.1 Introduction
  5.2 Demographic characteristics of respondents
  5.3 General characteristics of the respondents
  5.4 Medical characteristics of the respondents
  5.5 Characteristics of drug using respondents
  5.6 Respondents undergone through hospitalization and blood transfusion
  5.7 Main sources of HIV/AIDS
  5.8 Social implications
  5.9 Psychological implications
  5.10 Economic impact on respondents
  5.11 Awareness and role of Pakistan Governments
7 6 Recommendations, conclusion and Summary findings
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  6.1 Recommendations
  6.2 Summary of Major findings
8 7 Bibliography
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  7.1 Appendices
  7.2 Questionnaire for survey