Social networks and the spread of infectious diseases: the AIDS example.

  title={Social networks and the spread of infectious diseases: the AIDS example.},
  author={Alden S. Klovdahl},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={21 11},
Conceptualizing a population as a set of individuals linked together to form a large social network provides a fruitful perspective for better understanding the spread of some infectious diseases. Data related to AIDS (the acquired immune deficiency syndrome) were used to illustrate the potential usefulness of a network approach in evaluating the infectious agent hypothesis when studying a disease or disease outbreak of unknown etiology and in developing strategies to limit the spread of an… CONTINUE READING
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