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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There is an urgent need to address the intersecting epidemics of HCV and the country's opioid crisis.
Mental health, intimate partner violence and HIV are intersecting epidemics.
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and HIV: Intersecting Epidemics. Clin Infect Dis 2010;50:979-987.
At least three potential intersecting epidemics may be associated with the increased occurrence of early syphilis in Baltimore City, including crack-cocaine use, congenital syphilis, and HIV infection.
Intersecting epidemics: Black teen crack use and sexually transmitted disease.