Appropriateness and execution challenges of three formal size estimation methods for high-risk populations in India.

@article{Vadivoo2008AppropriatenessAE,
  title={Appropriateness and execution challenges of three formal size estimation methods for high-risk populations in India.},
  author={Selvaraj Vadivoo and Mohan Digamber Gupte and Rajatashuvra Adhikary and Anjalee Kohli and Boopathi Kangusamy and V. C. Joshua and Airind Mathai and K. Aswini Kumar and Mandar Keshav Mainkar and Prabuddhagopal Goswami},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 Suppl 5},
  pages={S137-48}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe formal, external to programme methods for size estimation of high-risk populations and compare execution challenges and validity of results. DESIGN A cross-sectional HIV risk behavioural and biological survey was implemented among 24, 10 and five female sex workers, high-risk men who have sex with men and injecting drug user survey groups, respectively. Size estimates were calculated using three formal methods: capture-recapture, the multiplier method and the reverse… CONTINUE READING

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