Project

Data-driven modelling of the impact of early, wide-scale HIV treatment in South Africa

Duration
01 April 2010 → 31 March 2015
Funding
Federal funding: various
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Statistics and numerical methods
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nursing
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
Keywords
prevention treatment Africa HIV
 
Project description

The project aims to contribute to prevention of HIV in South Africa through HIV treatment. The key outcomes include: characterisation of sexual age-mixing and concurrency patterns; construction of an epidemiological model to simulate partnership dynamics and the impact of early, wide-scale HIV treatment on HIV incidence; training of MSc and PhD students and the introduction of a programme in biostatistics.