Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. In the United States, of those who are sexually active, 75% will be infected with HPV at some point in their lifetime. Recent developments have led to a vaccine that prevents associated cancers caused by HPV infections. This thesis develops a dynamical mathematical model representing HPV in a population considering vaccination. Equilibria and bifurcations from the HPV model are then examined.
Kiefer, Meredith, "Modeling Human Papillomavirus With Vaccination" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 943.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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