The role of mobility and key-populations in HIV transmission and control in sub-Saharan Africa
The HIV epidemic in Africa is still spreading, despite the availability of effective prevention and treatment options. I aim to demonstrate that the key in controlling the spread of HIV lies in a better understanding of the importance of mobility and high-risk populations in driving the spread of HIV. I will develop a new, highly innovative mathematical modeling tool that can simulate sexual behavior and HIV transmission in multiple countries at the district level in parallel, including their interactions by simulating population mobility. I will use the model to demonstrate the importance of population mobility in HIV transmission.
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