AIDS Epidemiology: A Quantitative Approach by Ron BrookmeyerAIDS Epidemiology: A Quantitative Approach by Ron Brookmeyer

AIDS Epidemiology: A Quantitative Approach

byRon Brookmeyer, Mitchell H. Gail

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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AIDS has appeared in more than 130 countries, and over 100,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in the U.S. alone. More and more, the public will be depending on statisticians to provide answers about the future course of this epidemic. This comprehensive work confronts the problems that are unique to AIDS research and unites them under a single conceptual framework. It focuses on methods for the design and analysis of epidemiologic studies, the natural history of AIDS and the transmission of HIV, methods for tracking andprojecting the course of the epidemic, and statistical issues in therapeutic trials. The various methods of monitoring and forecasting this disease receive comprehensive treatment. These methods include back-calculation, which the authors developed; interpretation of survey data on HIV prevalence;mathematical models for HIV transmission; and approaches that combine different types of epidemiological data. Much of this material -- such as a discussion of methods for assessing safety of the blood supply, an evaluation of survey approaches, and methods to project pediatric AIDS incidence -- isnot available in any other work.
Ron Brookmeyer is at Johns Hopkins University. Mitchell H. Gail is at National Cancer Institute.
Title:AIDS Epidemiology: A Quantitative ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.34 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195076419

ISBN - 13:9780195076417

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Risk Factors for Infection and the Probability of HIV Transmission3. Surveys for Seroprevalence and Seroincidence4. The Incubation Period Distribution5. Cofactors and Markers6. Screening and Accuracy of Tests for HIV7. Statistical Issues in Surveillance of AIDS Incidence8. Back-Calculation9. Epidemic Transmission Models10. Synthesizing Data Sources and Methods for Assessing the Scope of the Epidemic11. Developing and Evaluating New Therapies and Vaccines

Editorial Reviews

"This book puts together most of the material available up to 1992 in a logical and structured approach, and I would highly commend the authors for the clarity and presentation of their review."--Journal of Public Health Medicine