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Research Article

HIV Epidemic Appraisals for Assisting in the Design of Effective Prevention Programmes: Shifting the Paradigm Back to Basics

  • Sharmistha Mishra,

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Sema K. Sgaier,

    Affiliation: Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, New Delhi, India

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  • Laura H. Thompson,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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  • Stephen Moses,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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  • B. M. Ramesh,

    Affiliation: Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bangalore, India

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  • Michel Alary,

    Affiliation: URESP, Centre de recherche FRSQ du CHA universitaire de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

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  • David Wilson,

    Affiliation: Global HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • James F. Blanchard mail

    james_blanchard@umanitoba.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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  • Published: March 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032324

About the Authors

Sharmistha Mishra
Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Sharmistha Mishra
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Sema K. Sgaier
Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, New Delhi, India
Laura H. Thompson, Stephen Moses, James F. Blanchard
Department of Community Health Sciences, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
B. M. Ramesh
Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bangalore, India
Michel Alary
URESP, Centre de recherche FRSQ du CHA universitaire de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
David Wilson
Global HIV/AIDS Program, World Bank, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: james_blanchard@umanitoba.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JFB S. Mishra SKS. Analyzed the data: S. Mishra. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JFB S. Moses MA BMR. Wrote the paper: S. Mishra JFB SKS. Interpreted data: S. Mishra JFB SKS S. Moses MA LT BMR DW. Provided critical revisions for intellectual content: S. Mishra JFB SKS S. Moses MA LT BMR DW. Approved final version of article to be published: S. Mishra JFB SKS S. Moses MA LT BMR DW.