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Static Behavioral Effects On Gonorrhea Transmission Dynamics

An SIS=SAS model of gonorrhea transmission in a men-seeking-men (MSM) system is presented in this paper to study the impact of education on the dynamics of gonorrhea prevalence. Education affects behaviors that may fall into two categories{prevention and disease status awareness. Stability conditions for the disease free equilibrium and endemic equilibrium are determined along with an analytic expression and nominal value for the basic reproductive number and the control reproductive number.  We carry out a complete analysis of global dynamics. Moreover, a time-dependent sensitivity analysis of the system and a sensitivity analysis of the control reproductive number is performed.

  • Poster session award recipient at the 2010 AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Francisco, CA

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Liana Medina-Rios
Benjamin Morin
Erika T. Camacho