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“From me to HIV”: a case study of the community experience of donor transition of health programs

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2015
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“From me to HIV”: a case study of the community experience of donor transition of health programs
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1068-8
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Daniela C. Rodríguez, Vandana Tripathi, Meghan Bohren, Amy Paul, Kriti Singh, Vibha Chhabra, Suneeta Singh, Sara Bennett


Avahan, a large-scale HIV prevention program in India, transitioned over 130 intervention sites from donor funding and management to government ownership in three rounds. This paper examines the transition experience from the perspective of the communities targeted by these interventions. Fifteen qualitative longitudinal case studies were conducted across all three rounds of transition, including 83 in-depth interviews and 45 focus group discussions. Data collection took place between 2010 and 2013 in four states: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. We find that communication about transition was difficult at first but improved over time, while issues related to employment of peer educators were challenging throughout the transition. Clinical services were shifted to government providers resulting in mixed experiences depending on the population being targeted. Lastly, the loss of activities aimed at community ownership and mobilization negatively affected the beneficiaries' view of transition. While some programmatic changes resulted in improvements, additional opportunity costs for beneficiaries may pose barriers to accessing HIV prevention services. Communicating and engaging community stakeholders early on in future such transitions may mitigate negative feelings and lead to more constructive relationships and dialogue.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 58 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Student > Master 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Librarian 3 5%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 12 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 28%
Social Sciences 9 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 12%
Psychology 3 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 16 28%

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