CIF study results on 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
Findings of population size estimation study among Man who have Sex with Men (MSM) was presented to the 8th International Aids Association conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Vancouver, Canada in July, 2015.
The study was conducted by Curatio International Foundation in the capital city of Georgia, in 2014. In the study, the research team applied a novel modified capture-recapture method based on network sampling, which was first time used among MSM, with few modifications.
Modified capture-recapture method provides reasonable population size estimates for the MSM when compared to the median estimates and their boundaries of other more established methods.
Estimating size of MSM through modified capture-recapture method appeared to be feasible, simple, cost-saving and effective method that is valuable for future application.