Event Title

The Relationship between the Prevalence of HIV/AIDS and Associated Socioeconomic and Behavioral Factors

Start Date

3-3-2017 2:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2017 4:00 PM

Description

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are a global epidemic affecting almost 40 million people. Studies show that the spread of HIV is associated with numerous and complex factors such as poverty, religious beliefs, hygiene practices, and gender inequalities. We analyze the relationship between the prevalence of HIV and four associated socioeconomic and behavioral factors: per capita gross domestic product (GDP), gender inequality (GII), globalization (GLI), and literacy rates (LIT). We use logistic regression to regress the log-odds of becoming infected with HIV against the four associated factors and calculate an odds ratio for each factor.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Shandelle M. Henson

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The Relationship between the Prevalence of HIV/AIDS and Associated Socioeconomic and Behavioral Factors

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are a global epidemic affecting almost 40 million people. Studies show that the spread of HIV is associated with numerous and complex factors such as poverty, religious beliefs, hygiene practices, and gender inequalities. We analyze the relationship between the prevalence of HIV and four associated socioeconomic and behavioral factors: per capita gross domestic product (GDP), gender inequality (GII), globalization (GLI), and literacy rates (LIT). We use logistic regression to regress the log-odds of becoming infected with HIV against the four associated factors and calculate an odds ratio for each factor.