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Effect of variable transmission rate on the dynamics of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2011
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Title
Effect of variable transmission rate on the dynamics of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-11-216
Pubmed ID
Authors

Diego F Cuadros, Philip H Crowley, Ben Augustine, Sarah L Stewart, Gisela García-Ramos

Abstract

The cause of the high HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa is incompletely understood, with heterosexual penile-vaginal transmission proposed as the main mechanism. Heterosexual HIV transmission has been estimated to have a very low probability; but effects of cofactors that vary in space and time may substantially alter this pattern.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ethiopia 1 3%
Switzerland 1 3%
Qatar 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Pakistan 1 3%
Unknown 32 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 38%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Student > Master 3 8%
Professor 3 8%
Other 10 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 38%
Unspecified 7 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 16%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Computer Science 2 5%
Other 6 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2011.
All research outputs
#3,577,458
of 12,373,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,279
of 4,592 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27,768
of 86,538 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#4
of 17 outputs
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