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first abstract of spring - Jacob Zipperstein Abstract 1...

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Jacob Zipperstein January 22, 2009 Abstract # 1 – spring Universal voluntary HIV testing with immediate antiretroviral therapy as a strategy for elimination of HIV transmission: a mathematical model. The Lancet - November 2008 Antiretroviral therapy (ART) and how it works is thoroughly described in the introduction. Statistics showing how many people are currently using ART are covered in passing. The idea that ART should be started when infected people reach specific immunological states of the disease is established and reinforced. How the use of ART can reduce the plasma viral load is answered in great detail. The idea that 80% of HIV- infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa are unaware of their conditions is briefly stated. An experiment involving a hypothetical HIV epidemic is thoroughly analyzed. The idea that almost all transmissions are heterosexual rather than homosexual is expressed in the results of an experiment. A stochastic model that is used to explore the effects of different
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