intersecting epidemics

intersecting epidemics

The linking of 2 epidemics, in such way that one predisposes to the second epidemic–eg, the crack cocaine epidemic and AIDS, as sexual work may be performed to obtain the crack. See AIDS, Crack cocaine.
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Through this NOFO, the Stop TB Partnership will develop models to expand TB screening and diagnosis to find the "missing" TB cases, increase efforts to address the intersecting epidemics of TB and HIV in high burden countries and settings, develop a global strategic plan to guide global TB partners in the implementation of the WHO END TB Strategy, and bolster collaboration and coordination among TB partners in a multi sectorial manner.
Mental health, intimate partner violence and HIV are intersecting epidemics.