Controlling Co-Epidemics: Analysis of HIV and Tuberculosis Infection Dynamics

@article{Long2008ControllingCA,
  title={Controlling Co-Epidemics: Analysis of HIV and Tuberculosis Infection Dynamics},
  author={Elisa F. Long and Naveen K. Vaidya and Margaret L. Brandeau},
  journal={Operations research},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={1366-1381}
}
A co-epidemic arises when the spread of one infectious disease stimulates the spread of another infectious disease. Recently, this has happened with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). We develop two variants of a co-epidemic model of two diseases. We calculate the basic reproduction number (R(0)), the disease-free equilibrium, and the quasi-disease-free equilibria, which we define as the existence of one disease along with the complete eradication of the other disease… CONTINUE READING
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