Toward a unified theory of sexual mixing and pair formation.

  title={Toward a unified theory of sexual mixing and pair formation.},
  author={Stephen Blythe and Carlos Castillo-Chavez and J S Palmer and M Cheng},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  volume={107 2},
Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and AIDS are driven and maintained in populations by epidemiological and sociological factors that are not completely understood. One such factor is the way in which people mix sexually. In this paper, we outline a unified approach to modeling sexual mixing structures, where such structures are defined in terms of a set of axioms for a finite number of distinct groups of people. Theorems for homosexual, heterosexual, and… CONTINUE READING