Spatial analysis and mapping of sexually transmitted diseases to optimise intervention and prevention strategies.

@article{Law2004SpatialAA,
  title={Spatial analysis and mapping of sexually transmitted diseases to optimise intervention and prevention strategies.},
  author={Dionne Gesink Law and Marc L. Serre and George Christakos and Peter A. Leone and William C. Miller},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={294-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We analysed and mapped the distribution of four reportable sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydial infection/non-gonococcal urethritis (chlamydial infection), gonorrhoea, primary and secondary syphilis (syphilis), and HIV infection, for Wake County, North Carolina, to optimise an intervention. METHODS We used STD surveillance data reported to Wake County, for the year 2000 to analyse and map STD rates. STD rates were mathematically represented as a spatial random field. We… CONTINUE READING
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