By Ron Brookmeyer, Mitchell H. Gail
AIDS has seemed in additional than a hundred thirty nations, and over 100,000 situations of AIDS were mentioned within the U.S. on my own. an increasing number of, the general public might be counting on statisticians to supply solutions in regards to the destiny process this epidemic.
This accomplished paintings confronts the issues which are specified to AIDS learn and unites them below a unmarried conceptual framework. It specializes in tools for the layout and research of epidemiologic reports, the common historical past of AIDS and the transmission of HIV, equipment for monitoring and projecting the process the epidemic, and statistical concerns in healing trials. a few of the equipment of tracking and forecasting this ailment obtain accomplished remedy. those equipment contain back-calculation, which the authors built; interpretation of survey information on HIV occurrence; mathematical types for HIV transmission; and methods that mix kinds of epidemiological information. a lot of this fabric -- reminiscent of a dialogue of equipment for assessing defense of the blood offer, an review of survey methods, and techniques to venture pediatric AIDS occurrence -- isn't to be had in the other paintings.
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