Running head: CASE STUDY
According to O'Connor, & McDermott, (1997) systems thinking comprises of steps that
include identifying the interactions between influences or interventions, interactions between
diseases, bottlenecks and leverage points. From the case study, these steps of systems-thinking
are illustrated. First, it is imperative to understand the interactions between the influences of
HIV. There is a connection between how HIV is spread, where it is spread, and how its
prevalence can be reduced. For instance, there is a connection between testing donated blood and
eliminating blood transfusion-related infection. Moreover, there is a connection between
opportunistic diseases like TB and HIV, prompting the need for efforts to control TB to control
HIV/AIDS. Moreover, systems thinking identified a connection between public polic...
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