Statistical Issues in Assessing the Aids Epidemic

  • Victor De Gruttola
  • William Bennett
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Understanding the spread of AIDS and the virus that causes it is much more difficult than is generally recognized. The hope of predicting even the size of the epidemic over the next fifteen years, let alone the population groups that will be affected, is limited by lack of information about the natural history of AIDS and the infectivity of HIV, and by our sketchy knowledge of sexual and needle-sharing behavior.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Sexual Partner Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Anal Intercourse Unprotected Anal Intercourse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor De Gruttola
    • 1
  • William Bennett
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard School of Public HealthHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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