A novel telecommunications-based approach to HIV modeling and simulation

A. T. Sharp, A. K. Pannier, B. J. Wysocki, T. A. Wysocki

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It is well known that biological systems utilize communication in some form; one prolific example of this is the propagation of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) in the human body. By modeling HIV infection as a communication system, we hope to gain a unique insight into HIV and biological communication systems in general. Such a model would provide researchers a platform for experimenting and simulating various biological communication systems. We have previously developed a layered communication protocol for interpreting biological communication systems using telecommunications paradigms and will apply said model to HIV proliferation. We will also demonstrate the effectiveness of the model by implementing a communication-based simulation of HIV infection based on direct interpretation of this layered protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalNano Communication Networks
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Biological communication
  • HIV
  • Modeling
  • Nano-communication
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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