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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Case Description | Case Background | Case Objectives | Case Exercise

Case 5: HIV/AIDS, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (Page 4 of 38)
Phase One: Thinking About the Issues

Case Exercise

Q1. Who are the stakeholders affected by rising costs of HIV/AIDS drug therapy?

It is important to be able to identify those who have a vested interest in the rising costs of HIV/AIDS drug therapy because they will be the various audiences who may ask you questions.

One group with a real interest are those with HIV/AIDS and who are undergoing drug therapy. Family and friends are also very concerned. Do we know who in the U.S. is suffering from HIV/AIDS? What source would you go to to find this information?

What other groups can you think of that have a vested interests in the rising costs of HIV/AIDS drug therapy?

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