Epidemiological Models and Socioeconomic Information: Methodological Aspects of AIDS/HIV Scenario Analysis

  • J. C. Jager
  • M. J. Postma
  • F. M. van den Boom
  • D. P. Reinking
  • J. C. C. Borleffs
  • S. H. Heisterkamp
  • J. A. M. van Druten
  • E. J. Ruitenberg
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

A rapidly growing, multidisciplinary body of literature on the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is available. Among the fields involved, virology, immunology, epidemiology and clinical studies prevail. In recent research attention is also paid to mathematical models for HIV transmission and the economic and sociocultural aspects of the epidemic. In this paper we discuss the incorporation of these three components into AIDS research directed to scenario analysis. Scenario analysis is a technique of surveying the future by means of scenarios. Application of relevant techniques aim to support decision making in public health problems.

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Hepatitis Europe Influenza 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Jager
  • M. J. Postma
  • F. M. van den Boom
  • D. P. Reinking
  • J. C. C. Borleffs
  • S. H. Heisterkamp
  • J. A. M. van Druten
  • E. J. Ruitenberg

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