Amber Jaycocks

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BACKGROUND There is evidence to suggest that antiretroviral therapy (ART) and testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reduce the probability of transmission of HIV. This has led health officials across the United States to take steps toward a test-and-treat policy. However, the extent of the benefits generated by test-and-treat is debatable, and(More)
This research report explores the feasibility of using readily available Army demand and end item maintenance history to identify potential issues with repair part or process quality and estimate their associated incremental costs. The value of this approach is its power to analyze the performance of thousands of parts, and by estimating a cost, prioritize(More)
Selected projects include: Vaccination behavior models for influenza and smallpox outbreaks; Evolutionary Economic model of Climate Change and Lobbying; COMPARE: modeling and evaluating proposed changes to US health care system; Economics of Treating Viral STIs-constructing a transmission model of HIV; Epidemic control options in the event of a smallpox(More)
BACKGROUND Data on effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-uninfected women attempting conception with HIV-infected male partners are limited to observational studies. METHODS To explore the benefits of PrEP for conception, we developed a model to estimate the average annual probability of a woman remaining(More)
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We thank Gonzalez-Serna and his colleagues for initiating a discussion on our paper that models the impact of the test-and-treat policy on the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Los Angeles County. Gonzalez-Serna et al contest the relevance of our findings that test-and-treat could potentially increase multidrug resistance (MDR) in Los Angeles(More)
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