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AuthorHethcote, Herbert W. author
TitleModeling HIV Transmission and AIDS in the United States [electronic resource] / by Herbert W. Hethcote, James W. Van Ark
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1992
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Descript XI, 234 p. 1 illus. online resource


The disease that came to be called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first identified in the summer of 1981. By that time, nearly 100,000 persons in the United States may have been infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By the time the routes of transmission were clearly identified and HIV was established as the cause of AIDS in 1983, over 300,000 people may have been infected. That number has continued to increase, with approximately 1,000,000 Americans believed to be infected in 1991. The epidemic is of great public health concern because HlV is infectious, causes severe morbidity and death in most if not all of those infected, and often occurs in relatively young persons. In addition, the cost of medical care for a person with HIV disease is high, and the medical care needs of HIV-infected persons place a severe burden on the medical care systems in many areas. Understanding and controlling the HIV epidemic is a particularly difficult challenge. The long and variable period between HIV infection and clinical disease makes it difficult both to forecast the future magnitude of the epidemic, which is important for health care planning, and to estimate the number infected in the last several years, which is important for monitoring the current status of the epidemic


1 Background on the Epidemiology and Modeling of HIV/AIDS -- 2 Modeling the Progression of HIV-Infected Persons to AIDS -- 3 Formulation of the Simulation Model for Homosexual Men -- 4 Mathematical Analysis of the Model for Homosexual Men -- 5 Homosexual Men in San Francisco: Estimation of Parameters and Incidences -- 6 Homosexual Men in San Francisco: Simulations and Sensitivity Analysis -- 7 The HIV Transmission Dynamics Model for Five Major Risk Groups -- 8 Weak Linkage between HIV Epidemics in Homosexual Men and Intravenous Drug Users in New York City -- 9 Racial/Ethnic Patterns of AIDS in the United States -- 10 Regional Comparisons of HIV and AIDS in Risk Groups -- Appendix: Listing of Computer Programs Used in Chapter 10 -- References

Mathematics Immunology Internal medicine Biomathematics Statistics Anthropology Mathematics Mathematical and Computational Biology Physiological Cellular and Medical Topics Immunology Anthropology Statistics for Life Sciences Medicine Health Sciences Internal Medicine


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