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This ebook provides a heritage of AIDS regulate in Uganda, from the beginning of the epidemic within the early Nineteen Eighties up until eventually 2005. Uganda is celebrated across the world as an AIDS 'success story', either for its bringing down HIV prevalence and occurrence over the Nineties, and for its cutting edge method of scaling up the supply of antiretroviral remedy.

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The focus here so far has been on epidemiological evidence, but it is important to note that evidence can also take many other forms. Epidemiological studies are by their very nature quantitative exercises, following a principle outlined by the nineteenth-century physicist Lord Kelvin: “To measure is to know” (cited in Lagerros, 2009:119). But this positivist perspective was challenged by fellow physicist Albert Einstein, who suggested that “not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts” (cited in McKee, 2004:153).

A further problem is that additions to the research literature are “more usually research-producer driven rather than led by research-users’ needs” (Davies and Nutley, 2002:6). Many researchers believe there is—or ought to be—a straightforward, linear relationship between research and policy, and they work under the rather optimistic conviction that their work feeds neatly into the policy process. Black (2001:275) describes this situation as one in which “a problem is defined and research provides policy options.

1003). These could theoretically include any number of possible factors in any number of different definitions of “level,” but he suggested nationalism, Islam, and Christianity at the highest level; community type, local economy, and ethnic identity at the local level; and roles, social support, as well as the world views of participants in a clinical interaction at the individual level. By taking into account the many and varied phenomena that exist globally, locally, and individually, he effectively expanded each of the levels horizontally.

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