Education, HIV Status, and Risky Sexual Behavior: How Much Does the Stage of the HIV Epidemic Matter?


This is the companion site for the paper "Education, HIV Status, and Risky Sexual Behavior: How Much Does the Stage of the HIV Epidemic Matter?" by Daniela Iorio (UAB) and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis (WUSTL). This site extends to a larger set of countries (including the whole sub-Saharan Africa and the World) the results from the 2-D normalization algorithm proposed in our paper to define the stages of the HIV epidemic, and provides an online Appendix with additional robustness exercises.


2-D Normalized HIV Epidemic [Interactive Material]

This section provides the results of our 2-D normalization algorithm of the HIV epidemic for the sample of countries in sub-Saharan African (SSA) for which we have available national representative data on individual HIV status (Demographic and Health Surveys, DHS, as of March 2010) and that form the benchmark set of countries used in our paper---i.e., the DHS Sample. Then, the analysis is extended to two larger sets of countries, the whole sub-Saharan Africa and the World (given country-specific availability of aggregate HIV prevalence estimates that we need to feed the algorithm). Our results are reported with a user-friendly interactive GAPMINDER tool that allows for the country-specific year-by-year tracking of the 2-D normalized HIV epidemic displayed in movie form and shows how easily our algorithm can be implemented to any set of countries.
  1. Sub-Saharan Africa, the DHS Sample:
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa:
  3. World:
  4. Footnote: In order to "zoom in" put your mouse in the chart area. Hold down the left mouse button and draw a rectangle over the items you want to zoom in. Then select "Zoom in".