Barreras que afectan el uso de datos de vigilancia epidemiológica del VIH/sida en México

Translated title of the contribution: Barriers to the utilization of HIV/AIDS surveillance data in Mexico

Daniela C. Rodríguez, Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, Enrique Bravo-García

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Qualitative study to identify and understand the barriers to using HIV/AIDS surveillance data experienced at the state level in Mexico. Materials and methods. Eighteen individuals were interviewed in Michoacán, Morelos and Mexico City, including representatives from government and non-government organizations. Transcripts were analyzed thematically based on expected barriers to data utilization drawn from the literature. Results. Four categories of barriers were identified: knowledge and accessibility to existing data, limits on using data, decision-making barriers, and resource barriers. Discussion. This study highlights the factors that influence how local programs use surveillance data to improve their programmatic activities. Two specific areas are identified for potential improvements: awareness and accessibility of surveillance data available, and improving local capacity of officials to use them.

Translated title of the contributionBarriers to the utilization of HIV/AIDS surveillance data in Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)408-415
Number of pages8
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013


  • Epidemiological surveillance
  • HIV
  • Health policy
  • Mexico
  • Use of scientific information for health decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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