Tromp, N., Prawiranegara, R., Siregar, A., Sunjaya, D., & Baltussen, R. (2015). IMPORTANCE OF MULTIPLE CRITERIA FOR PRIORITY SETTING OF HIV/AIDS INTERVENTIONS. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 31(6), 390–398. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462316000039
This descriptive study was aimed to describe various views of stakeholders on the importance of difference criteria of priority setting of HIV/AIDS interventions in Indonesia. As Indonesia was one of the countries in Asia with a considerable growth of HIV epidemics, priorities regarding its intervention should be determined in order to help counter such issue. The authors employed a general list of criteria that play a role in priority setting in West-Java province, and execute a focus group discussion. Participants such as PLHIV, healthcare workers, policy maker, and general population rated the criteria, which resulted in the most prioritized criteria which was HIV intervention impacts to the epidemics, reduction of stigma, and quality of care. As the author concluded, such findings may be used by the national government to set a priority for HIV-AIDS control and to better allocate resources for the intervention.