Determinants and consequences of sexual networks as they affect the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

@article{Doherty2005DeterminantsAC,
  title={Determinants and consequences of sexual networks as they affect the spread of sexually transmitted infections.},
  author={Irene A. Doherty and Nancy S. Padian and Cameron A. Marlow and Sevgi O. Aral},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={191 Suppl 1},
  pages={S42-54}
}
Because pathogens spread only within the unique context of a sexual union between people when one person is infectious, the other is susceptible to new infection, and condoms are not used to prevent transmission, the epidemiological study of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is particularly challenging. Social network analysis entails the study of ties among people and how the structure and quality of such ties affect individuals and overall group dynamics. Although ascertaining complete… CONTINUE READING

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