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in·fec·tious·ness

(in-fek'shŭs-nes),
The state or quality of being infectious.
Synonym(s): infectiosity

in·fec·tious·ness

(in-fek'shŭs-nĕs)
The state or quality of being infectious.
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As in the previous section, we assume that the infected travellers infectiousness lasts on average 1/([[mu].sub.H] + [[gamma].sub.H] + [[alpha].sub.H]) times units.
The compound, when directly administered to the viruses, reduced their infectiousness.
The knowledge of hubris's infectiousness and the willingness to admit one's fallibility may prove the closest thing to an inoculation against hubris and its most dangerous manifestation, peripeteia.
Background: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) cause infections in the female genital tract, increasing susceptibility to and infectiousness of HIV.
The traditional epidemic models assumed the contagion rate to depend on the number of infected persons in the population, thereby tacitly assuming that all individuals exhibit the same pattern of infectiousness. However, this being not so in the reality led to the notion of infectivity function.
If this continuum of care can be made efficient and effective, one not only turns a lethal infectious disease into a chronic, manageable disease (like hypertension or diabetes), and also reduces the patients' infectiousness to others.
Less than half of people who drank alcohol and took ART met the Swiss criteria for no infectiousness. Poor adherence and prevalent STI threaten the long-term potential of using ART for prevention among alcohol drinkers.
"Prompt and complete treatment is vital in preventing disease relapse, the development of drug-resistant strains, prolonged infectiousness and preventable death," the site said.
There is growing evidence that antiretroviral therapies (ARTs) can reduce HIV infectiousness and prevent HIV transmission.
His enthusiasm and infectiousness around the park can help others.
Approximately 5% of the Indian population suffers from one or the other form of STIs other than human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection every year.3 During the past decade, there is overwhelming evidence that both ulcerative and nonulcerative STIs promote HIV transmission by enhancing Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infectiousness and susceptibility.4 The major mode of HIV transmission reported in India is heterosexual contact (85%).5
Although the screening was exhaustive, infection rates were often disappointing, sometimes yielding months of no infectiousness to mosquitoes.