OR & HIV

A couple of interesting tidbits on how OR can be used for HIV problems.

Newswise reports about research that sheds light on how to best use scarce resources for combating and treating HIV in resource-limited countries. The study was led by Wei Xiong of the Public Health Department at Weill Cornell Medical College and was published BMC Health Services Research.

OR was used to estimate that approximately 56,300 Americans were newly infected with HIV in 2006, which is 40% higher than CDC’s former estimate of 40,000 new infections per year. The research was performed by a team that included Ed Kaplan and was published in JAMA. Articles about this research appeared in the NY Times, the WSJ, and AP.

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