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Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs$
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Edward H. Kaplan and Ron Brookmeyer

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300087512

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300087512.001.0001

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Statistical Issues in HIV Prevention

Statistical Issues in HIV Prevention

(p.55) Chapter 3 Statistical Issues in HIV Prevention
Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs

Ron Brookmeyer

Yale University Press

This chapter explores the key statistical issues that emerge in the design and analysis of HIV prevention studies. It focuses on the strengths and limitations of various study designs including randomized trials, natural experiments, and observational studies. The trends of HIV/AID surveillance data and uses of associated epidemic modeling are also discussed. The chapter concludes by emphasizing careful consideration of the unit of analysis for evaluating HIV prevention programs.

Keywords:   HIV prevention studies, randomized trials, natural experiments, observational studies, surveillance data, epidemic modelling, HIV prevention programs

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