Volume 9 Supplement 1

The OptAIDS project: towards global halting of HIV/AIDS

Research and reviews

Edited by Robert Smith?

  1. Review

    Mathematical epidemiology is not an oxymoron

    A brief description of the importance of communicable diseases in history and the development of mathematical modelling of disease transmission is given. This includes reasons for mathematical modelling, the h...

    Fred Brauer

    BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 18 November 2009

  2. Review

    The impact of HIV/AIDS on human development in African countries

    In the present paper, we consider the impact of HIV/AIDS on human development in African countries, showing that, beyond health issues, this disease should and must be seen as a global development concern, aff...

    Abdesslam Boutayeb

    BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 18 November 2009

  3. Research

    The past, present and future of HIV, AIDS and resource allocation

    How should HIV and AIDS resources be allocated to achieve the greatest possible impact? This paper begins with a theoretical discussion of this issue, describing the key elements of an "evidence-based allocati...

    Steven Forsythe, John Stover and Lori Bollinger

    BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 18 November 2009

  4. Review

    HIV prevention cost-effectiveness: a systematic review

    After more than 25 years, public health programs have not been able to sufficiently reduce the number of new HIV infections. Over 7,000 people become infected with HIV every day. Lack of convincing evidence of...

    Omar Galárraga, M Arantxa Colchero, Richard G Wamai and Stefano M Bertozzi

    BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 18 November 2009

  5. Research

    Factors influencing global antiretroviral procurement prices

    Antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) are one of the most costly parts of HIV/AIDS treatment. Many countries are struggling to provide universal access to ARVs for all people living with HIV and AIDS. Although subst...

    Veronika J Wirtz, Steven Forsythe, Atanacio Valencia-Mendoza and Sergio Bautista-Arredondo

    BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 18 November 2009

  6. Research

    Can we spend our way out of the AIDS epidemic? A world halting AIDS model

    There has been a sudden increase in the amount of money donors are willing to spend on the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. Present plans are to hold most of the money in reserve and spend it slowly. However, rapi...

    Robert J Smith, Jing Li, Richard Gordon and Jane M Heffernan

    BMC Public Health 2009 9(Suppl 1):S15

    Published on: 18 November 2009