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Table 1 Model parameters and data sources of subgroup population sizes and HIV prevalence data

From: HIV/AIDS in Vancouver, British Columbia: a growing epidemic

Key parameters Sources
Vancouver  
   population size Statistics Canada [3]
MSM*  
   population size Population surveys, capture-recapture estimates [11, 19]
   HIV prevalence Cohort and cross-sectional surveys [2023]
IDU*  
   population size Population surveys, capture-recapture estimates [11, 24]
   HIV prevalence Cohort and cross-sectional surveys [1, 2529]
FSW*  
   population size Peer-based discussions
   HIV prevalence Community-based studies of FSW [1, 25, 30]
General population*†  
   population size Remaining population
   HIV prevalence Antenatal seroprevalence studies [31, 32]
  1. *HIV prevalence estimates each included data from the Health Canada Inventory of HIV Prevalence Studies [33].
  2. †The prevalence of pregnant women receiving antenatal testing was used to impute the estimate for the general population.
  3. MSM, men who have sex with men; IDU, injection drug users; FSW, street-based female sex trade worker.