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Kimberly Powers (UNC-CH), Applied Mathematics Colloquium
December 2, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tea at 3:30 in Phillips Hall 330
Title: Modeling HIV Transmission and Predicting the Impact of HIV Prevention Interventions
Abstract: HIV remains a public health problem worldwide, with 36.7 million people currently living with HIV and 2.1 million becoming newly infected each year. Antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected people is highly effective in preventing onward transmission at the individual level, but optimal translation of this prevention benefit to population-level reductions in HIV incidence has not been achieved. In this seminar, I will present a series of ODE models of HIV transmission in Malawi and North Carolina, each of which aims to inform public health interventions for maximizing HIV prevention in these settings.