Transition dynamics of HIV disease in a cohort of African prostitutes: A Markov model approach

N. J.D. Nagelkerke, F. A. Plummer, D. Holton, A. O. Anzala, F. Manji, E. N. Ngugi, S. Moses

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The progression of HIV-related disease from infection to death is represented as a staged Markov model. Transitions between stages are considered reversible. The model is fitted to data from a cohort of African prostitutes by means of maximum likelihood. It appears that the progression to symptomatic disease (Centers for Disease Control stage IV) in this population is considerably more rapid than that reported from studies in Western countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-747
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS
Volume4
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Disease stage
  • Incubation time
  • Markov model
  • Prostitutes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Transition dynamics of HIV disease in a cohort of African prostitutes: A Markov model approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this