A mathematical model to describe the risk of infection from sharing injection equipment.

@article{Allard1990AMM,
  title={A mathematical model to describe the risk of infection from sharing injection equipment.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Allard},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={1990},
  volume={3 10},
  pages={1010-6}
}
  • René Allard
  • Published 1990 in Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes
A mathematical model is presented that describes the probability of a subject becoming infected as a result of sharing equipment used for percutaneous injections. This risk is a function of (a) the number of syringes shared by the subject, (b) the probability of a syringe becoming contaminated after being used once by an infective person, (c) the… CONTINUE READING