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  1. A mathematical model of HIV transmission in NSW prisons.

    Article - En anglais

    A mathematical model was developed to estimate HIV incidence in NSW prisons.

    Data included :

    Duration of imprisonment ; number of inmates using each needle ; lower and higher number of shared injections per IDU per week ; proportion of IDUs using bleach ; efficacy of bleach ; HIV prevalence and probability of infection.

    HIV prevalence in IDUs in prison was estimated to have risen from 0.8 to 6.7% (12.2%) over 180 weeks when using lower (and higher) values for frequency of shared injections.

    The estimated minimum (and maximum) number of IDU inmates infected with HIV in NSW prisons was 38 (and 152) in 1993 according to the model.

    These figures require confirmation by seroincidence studies.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Modèle mathématique, Transmission homme homme, Milieu carcéral, Nouvelle Galles du Sud, Australie, Océanie, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Partage, Seringue, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Mathematical model, Transmission from man to man, Carceral environment, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Sharing, Syringe, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0355814

    Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 25/01/1999.