Semi Parametric Estimation of the Incubation Period of AIDS

  • Jeremy M. G. Taylor
  • Yun Chon


The incubation period distribution of AIDS is estimated from the grouped bivariate data which arises from a prevalent cohort study. A penalised likelihood approach is used to obtain smooth estimates of the incubation period distribution. We also examine how the individuals age at HIV infection and changes in the incubation period can be incorporated into the analysis.


Incubation Period Baseline Hazard Independence Model Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study Aerosol Pentamidine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy M. G. Taylor
    • 1
  • Yun Chon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiostatisticsUCLA School of Public HealthLos AngelesUSA

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