An analysis of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Taiwan!

The spread of an HIV epidemic has been recorded since the last 10 years in Taiwan.  Especially amongst those people who inject drugs in their veins. There was a hefty increase in patients suffering from HIV/AIDS since the past 3 years.

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The exact number of HIV patients had yet to be reported, hence, a research team conducted a survey using a compartmental mathematical model for disease transmission and HIV/AIDS surveillance data during 2001-2011 in which it was observed that the estimated under reporting ratio in 2011 is 0.45:1 decreased from 1:1 ratio in 2000. Based on the assumption that model parameters remain unaltered, a future prognosis was presented of both the reported and the unreported persons living with HIV/AIDS.

An observed data set from 2012-2014 showed lower than the expected number of persons living with HIV/AIDS and new deaths maybe because of increased treatment. On the other hand, the percentage of newly reported HIV/AIDS patients has increased which further warrants investigation.

For more detail read article: http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-hiv-research/volume/14/issue/2/page/138/

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