By Ron Brookmeyer (Author), Mitchell H. Gail (Author)

AIDS has seemed in additional than a hundred thirty international locations, and over 100,000 situations of AIDS were stated within the U.S. on my own. an increasing number of, the general public may be reckoning on statisticians to supply solutions in regards to the destiny process this epidemic. This complete paintings confronts the issues which are distinct to AIDS examine and unites them less than a unmarried conceptual framework. It specializes in equipment for the layout and research of epidemiologic experiences, the ordinary 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 number of the equipment of tracking and forecasting this sickness obtain accomplished remedy. those tools contain back-calculation, which the authors built; interpretation of survey facts on HIV incidence; mathematical types for HIV transmission; and ways that mix sorts of epidemiological info. a lot of this fabric -- similar to a dialogue of equipment for assessing protection of the blood provide, an review of survey ways, and strategies to undertaking pediatric AIDS prevalence -- isn't really to be had in the other paintings.

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