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Indirect methods for estimating prevalent HIV infections : adults in England and Wales at the end of 1993

Hughes, G; Porter, K; Gill, ON; (1998) Indirect methods for estimating prevalent HIV infections : adults in England and Wales at the end of 1993. Epidemiology and Infection , 121 (1) 165 - 172. Green open access

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Abstract

Two indirect methods were used to estimate the point prevalence of HIV infection in England and Wales at the end of 1993 using data on diagnosed HIV infections, AIDS cases, HIV-related deaths and HIV testing behaviour from unlinked anonymous surveys. The methods estimated the proportion of all prevalent HIV infections that diagnosed infections represented. Most of those exposed to HIV infection through injecting drug use or sexual intercourse between men had had their infections diagnosed compared to less than half of those exposed through heterosexual intercourse. The total estimated number of prevalent infections was 22350 for the diagnosis interval method and 20540 for the test history method, and about 56–57% of these were in homo/bisexual men. These indirect methods are cheap and simple applications of surveillance data which provide estimates that compare favourably with those produced by more complex methods.

Type: Article
Title: Indirect methods for estimating prevalent HIV infections : adults in England and Wales at the end of 1993
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstra...
Language: English
Additional information: © 1998 Cambridge University Press
Keywords: Adult, HIV, HIV infection, infection
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/110160
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