Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to AIDS Epidemiology

  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez

Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven J. Schwager, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Herbert Hethcote
      Pages 2-35
  3. Statistical Methodology and Forecasting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Victor De Gruttola, Stephen Lagakos
      Pages 38-57
    3. John M. Karon, Owen J. Devine, W. Meade Morgan
      Pages 58-88
  4. Infectivity and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Scott P. Layne, John L. Spouge, Micah Dembo
      Pages 90-110
    3. Ira M. Longini, W. Scott Clark Jr., Michael Haber, Robert Horsburgh Jr.
      Pages 111-137
    4. N. Scott Cardell, David E. Kanouse
      Pages 138-156
  5. Heterogeneity and HIV Transmission Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Kenneth L. Cooke, Wenzhang Huang, Simon A. Levin
      Pages 200-217
    3. Edward H. Kaplan, Peter C. Cramton, A. David Paltiel
      Pages 218-239
  6. Social Dynamics and AIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Roland Waldstätter
      Pages 260-274
    3. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Stephen P. Blythe
      Pages 275-288
    4. John A. Jacquez, Carl P. Simon, James Koopman
      Pages 301-315
    5. James S. Koopman, Carl P. Simon, John A. Jacquez, Tae Sung Park
      Pages 316-348
  7. The Immune System and the HIV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 409-412

About this book


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.


AIDS assessment diseases dynamics epidemiology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez
    • 1
  1. 1.Biometrics UnitCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52174-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93454-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-633X
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