Estimating the stage-specific numbers of HIV infection using a Markov model and back-calculation.

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The back-calculation method has been used to estimate the number of HIV infections from AIDS incidence data in a particular population. We present an extension of back calculation that provides estimates of the numbers of HIV infectives in different stages of infection. We model the staging process with a time-dependent Markov process that partitions the… (More)

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@article{Longini1992EstimatingTS, title={Estimating the stage-specific numbers of HIV infection using a Markov model and back-calculation.}, author={Ira M. Longini and Robert Byers and Nancy A. Hessol and Wai Yuan Tan}, journal={Statistics in medicine}, year={1992}, volume={11 6}, pages={831-43} }