Network Scale-up Method for Heavy Drug Users in Curitiba, Brazil
This study was conducted to evaluate the network scale-up method for estimating the sizes of groups most at-risk for HIV/AIDS. Using 4 different data sources, 2 of which were from other researchers, the authors produced 5 estimates of the number of heavy drug users in Curitiba, Brazil.
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By running the R programs, one can reproduce all the results as reported in Salganik et. al. (2011). Please direct any questions to Prof. Matthew Salganik.
This research was supported by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, a CAPES/Fulbright fellowship, the US National Science Foundation (grant CNS-0905086), and the US Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grant R01HD062366). Any errors are the responsibility of the authors not the funding agencies.
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