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Volume 9 Supplement 1

The OptAIDS project: towards global halting of HIV/AIDS

Research and reviews

Edited by Robert Smith?

  1. A brief description of the importance of communicable diseases in history and the development of mathematical modelling of disease transmission is given. This includes reasons for mathematical modelling, the h...

    Authors: Fred Brauer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S2
  2. How should HIV and AIDS resources be allocated to achieve the greatest possible impact? This paper begins with a theoretical discussion of this issue, describing the key elements of an "evidence-based allocati...

    Authors: Steven Forsythe, John Stover and Lori Bollinger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S4
  3. After more than 25 years, public health programs have not been able to sufficiently reduce the number of new HIV infections. Over 7,000 people become infected with HIV every day. Lack of convincing evidence of...

    Authors: Omar Galárraga, M Arantxa Colchero, Richard G Wamai and Stefano M Bertozzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S5
  4. Antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) are one of the most costly parts of HIV/AIDS treatment. Many countries are struggling to provide universal access to ARVs for all people living with HIV and AIDS. Although subst...

    Authors: Veronika J Wirtz, Steven Forsythe, Atanacio Valencia-Mendoza and Sergio Bautista-Arredondo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S6
  5. A major deficit of all approaches to epidemic modelling to date has been the need to approximate or guess at human behaviour in disease-transmission-related contexts. Avatars are generally human-like figures i...

    Authors: Richard Gordon, Natalie K Björklund, Robert J Smith and Eluemuno R Blyden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S13

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