The 18 research articles of this volume discuss the major themes that have emerged from mathematical and statistical research in the epidemiology of HIV. The opening paper reviews important recent contributions. Five sections follow: Statistical Methodology and Forecasting, Infectivity and the HIV, Heterogeneity and HIV Transmission Dynamics, Social Dynamics and AIDS, and The Immune System and The HIV. In each, leading experts in AIDS epidemiology present the recent results. Some address the role of variable infectivity, heterogeneous mixing, and long periods of infectiousness in the dynamics of HIV; others concentrate on parameter estimation and short-term forecasting. The last section looks at the interaction between the HIV and the immune system.
From the contents: Karon, Devine, Morgan: Predicting AIDS incidence by extrapolating from recent trends.- Layne, Spouge, Dembo: Measuring HIV Infectivity.- Longini, Clark, Haber, Horsburgh: The Stages of HIV Infection: Waiting Times and Infection Transmission Probabilities.- Thieme, Castillo-Chavez: On the role of variable infectivity in the dynamics of the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic.- Sattenspiel: The structure and context of social interactions and the spread of HIV.- Busenberg, Castillo-Chavez: Interaction, pair formation and force of infection in sexually transmitted diseases.- Perelson: Modeling the interaction of the immune system with HIV.- Hoffmann, Grant: When HIV meets the immune system: Network theory, alloimmunity, autoimmunity, and AIDS.- Castillo-Chavez, Cooke, Huang, Levin: On the role of long incubation periods in the dynamics of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Part 2: Multiple group models.- Kaplan, Cramton, Paltiel: Nonrandom mixing models of HIV transmission.
Series: Lecture Notes in Biomathematics
Number Of Pages: 405
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.67