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HIV Incidence [message #132] Mon, 18 March 2013 18:32 Go to next message
bsayer
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How are people estimating incidence for HIV from the DHS surveys? We are working on a life table type approach, using two surveys at different time points and estimated mortality rates.

Bryan Sayer
Statistician
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Re: HIV Incidence [message #140 is a reply to message #132] Tue, 19 March 2013 03:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lucyveh is currently offline  lucyveh
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Hi,
If you understand well incidence rate is a percentage of new case of HIV in a given period. by DHS data; you need to know exactly which period ( from X time to X time) you want to calculate the Incidence. It will help you to know the kind of data which help you, other wise you need different data at different interval of time depending on your incidence!

Regards


Yves Lucien HAKORIMANA;
Reproductive Health Specialist;
Tropical Diseases Specialist
Re: HIV Incidence [message #1251 is a reply to message #132] Mon, 27 January 2014 15:56 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Here is a link to a publication "Estimates of HIV Incidence from Household-based Prevalence Surveys" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535828/
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