S M Blower
Affiliation: University of California
- Live attenuated HIV vaccines: predicting the tradeoff between efficacy and safetyS M Blower
Department of Biomathematics, University of California School of Medicine, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1766, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:3618-23. 2001..e., increase the annual AIDS death rate) in Thailand; these same vaccines would lead to decreases in the annual AIDS death rate in Zimbabwe...
- Problems and solutions for the Stop TB partnershipS M Blower
Department of Biomathematics, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90095, USA
Lancet Infect Dis 2:374-6. 2002..Here, we discuss why it is unlikely that the WHO global targets for either case detection or treatment success will be reached by 2013, and we also offer some potential solutions...
- Predicting the unpredictable: transmission of drug-resistant HIVS M Blower
Department of Biomathematics and UCLA AIDS Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nat Med 7:1016-20. 2001..We also show that transmission of resistant strains has not increased the overall number of new HIV infections. Our results indicate that transmission of resistant strains is, and will remain, a relatively minor public health problem...
- Amplification dynamics: predicting the effect of HIV on tuberculosis outbreaksT C Porco
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 28:437-44. 2001..tuberculosis can be expected to generate a large outbreak. We discuss the implications of these results in understanding the virulence of M. tuberculosis and in the planned elimination of tuberculosis in the United States...