HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention,,Programs

LINTHICUM, MD, October 20 - A new simulation model that gauges the potential success of HIV prevention programs will be presented by a team of Canadian researchers at the national convention of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in Seattle. The convention is taking place at Washington State Convention & Trade Center and The Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers from Sunday, October 25 to Wednesday, October 28. The researchers present their findings on Sunday, October 28 from 4:30 - 6 PM.

Linking Prevention and the Epidemic

Given the complexity of HIV, the UBC simulation model hypothetically recreates the epidemic and, more significantly, possible interventions, including how each would impact the course of the infection. Among the prevention techniques evaluated are media campaigns, group counseling, condom distribution, and needle exchange programs.

In a departure, the model measures not only a program's success at educating those at risk but also actual changes in behavior - a more direct indicator of likeliness to contract or avoid contracting HIV. The researchers argue that measuring the number of people who have developed HIV, and not just the number of people reached through prevention programs, is a marked improvement in determining a program's potential success.

The model helps determine the expected cost and benefit of different types of intervention. This economic information is vital to policymakers who must make tactical choices and plan budgets to slow the spread of the AIDS virus.

The Challenge

The study addresses a conundrum facing researchers: Since it is impossible to know how many cases of HIV would have occurred in the absence of concerted prevention efforts, how does one count what doesn't happen? In proposing their model, the researchers observe that there have been few large scale efforts at evaluating prevention programs. Previous research has often considered specific p
'"/>

Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
410-691-7852
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
20-Oct-1998


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?
2. Paper of the Year 2004
3. Paper of the year winner announced
4. Experts announce global antimicrobial resistance initiative - World preview of the Global White Paper on bacterial resistance in respiratory tract infections - a call for concerted international action
5. "TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
6. Study Suggests Inflammation Signs Can Show Who Will Develop Diabetes
7. UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic Pregnancies
8. National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Be Declining
9. UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To Treat Pain
10. Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
11. Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Tina Wilcoxson, owner of Freeport ... was given that honor by the National Retail Federation, the largest retail trade association ... one of three Maine business owners to be named as such. According to the ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... ... (“GPP”) portfolio company has acquired Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness (“Premier”) — with ... of state-of-the-art clinics. , “Our acquisition of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness solidifies ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... Lume Wellness ... that is free to download on the Apple AppStore. , The app is ... even mood, thus acting as a tool to view personal health and use this ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... “ reTXT ” was featured on NewsWatch as part ... on the market for iOS, Android, and Windows. Joe Toohey, the host of AppWatch ... clarify, edit and delete any message including ones already sent. , While text messaging ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, ... ... been posted by High Times magazine. What are the STASH awards? The ... celebrate advances made by the cannabis-cultivation community as well as tried-and-true products that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Local Retail Advocate Wins National Recognition 2Health News:Professional Physical Therapy Now Largest Outpatient Physical Therapy Provider in Northeast With Acquisition of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness 2Health News:Lume Wellness Launches Health and Fitness Tracker iPhone App 2Health News:Correct Auto-Correct and Clarify the Unclear with reTXT Messaging App 2Health News:The High Times S.T.A.S.H. Awards Are in, Guess Who Took Home the Prize for “Best Grow System” 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015  Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that on July ... letter to C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of Inferior vena ... correct violations the agency found at two of Bard,s facilities. ... FDA cited them during Inspectional Observations that occurred on November ... Tempe, AZ , location and on October 6, 2014, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... RnRMarketResearch.com adds Syringes and ... that provides an overview of syringes and needles ... in-house databases, secondary and primary research. ... pipeline spread across 124 pages, talking about 13 ... 5 figures is now available at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/syringes-and-needles-pipeline-review-2015-market-report.html ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... According to a new market research report " Sterilization ... Filtration, E-beam, Gamma), Services (Onsite & Offsite), Consumables (Indicators, Detergents, ... 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, The Sterilization Equipment Market is expected ... CAGR of 7.6%.from 2015 to 2020. Browse ... and 37 F igures spread ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 4Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 5Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 2Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 3Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 4
Cached News: