Share:


On the complexities of modeling HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

    Farai Nyabadza Affiliation

Abstract

In this paper problems associated with the modeling of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa are presented. A mathematical model is presented to highlight the three major challenges of modeling HIV/AIDS, i.e condom use, vertical transmission and treatment. The model analysis for the case, where the treatment parameter ñ = 0, is presented in terms of the model reproduction number R and threshold parameters RT and RA that show the contribution of vertical transmission. It is shown that if R, RT, RA < 1, then the disease free equilibrium point is both locally asymptotically and globally stable. Numerical simulations for the model are presented to determine the role of some key epidemiological parameters of the model.


First Published Online: 14 Oct 2010

Keyword : Complexities, interventions, reproduction number, stability, equilibrium points

How to Cite
Nyabadza, F. (2008). On the complexities of modeling HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 13(4), 539-552. https://doi.org/10.3846/1392-6292.2008.13.539-552
Published in Issue
Dec 31, 2008
Abstract Views
54
PDF Downloads
27