Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 94--101

Spiritual interventions for preventing HIV/AIDS in Iran


Zeinab Ghaempanah1, Nadereh Memaryan1, Mostafa Kochakzaei1, Mehrdad Kazemzadeh Atoofi1, Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim2 
1 Spiritual Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Religion Philosophy and Classics, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Nadereh Memaryan
Spiritual Health Research Center, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Shahid Mansouri Street, Niyayesh Street, Satarkhan Avenue, Tehran
Iran

Developing health programs based on the beliefs and values of communities has a great impact. Given the priority and importance of AIDS and its transmission through high-risk sexual behaviors, we sought to design a religious/spiritual intervention for preventing AIDS. Relevant statements were extracted from the literature and spiritual/religion documents, and the study questions were reviewed by a modified Delphi consensus panel. The statements were arranged in four areas of recipients, main components, providers, and settings for spiritual interventions. Using the existing capacities for Islamic spiritual interventions to prevent and control AIDS requires the development of executive factors along with underlying factors, such as infrastructure and facilities for the provision of interventions. The results of this study can lay the groundwork for supplementary studies.


How to cite this article:
Ghaempanah Z, Memaryan N, Kochakzaei M, Atoofi MK, Mohsin Ebrahim AF. Spiritual interventions for preventing HIV/AIDS in Iran.J Adv Pharm Technol Res 2018;9:94-101


How to cite this URL:
Ghaempanah Z, Memaryan N, Kochakzaei M, Atoofi MK, Mohsin Ebrahim AF. Spiritual interventions for preventing HIV/AIDS in Iran. J Adv Pharm Technol Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];9:94-101
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