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Behavior threshold conditions in SIS STD models


Chaharborj, Sarkhosh Seddighi and Abu Bakar, Mohd Rizam and Alli, V. and Abu Hassan, Malik and Nik Long, Nik Mohd Asri (2009) Behavior threshold conditions in SIS STD models. International Mathematical Forum, 4 (7). pp. 333-346. ISSN 1312-7594; ESSN: 1314-7536


In multi-group epidemiological models with nonrandom mixing be- tween people in the different groups, often artificial constraints have to be imposed in order to satisfy the balance conditions. Based on the model in this article, we construct a simple biased mixing model where the balance conditions are automatically satisfied as a natural conse- quence of the equations. We propose and analyze a heterogeneous, multigroup, susceptible-infective-susceptible (SIS) sexually transmitted disease (STD) model where the desirability and acceptability in part- nership formations are functions of the infected individuals.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Hikari
Keywords: Balance constraint; Reproductive number; Sensitivity; Partners
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 03:30
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 04:15
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13378
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