Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 2nd, 2005
Researchers in United Kingdom conducted a study "to derive methods to estimate and project the fraction of children orphaned by AIDS and other causes. HIV/AIDS affects orphan numbers through increased adult and child mortality and reduced fertility of HIV-positive women."
"We extend an epidemiologic and demographic model used previously to estimate maternal orphans to paternal orphans. We account for the impact of HIV/AIDS on child survival by modeling the HIV status of the partners of men who die of AIDS or other causes based on data on the concordance of heterosexual...
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