Sexual networks: Implications for the transmission of sexually transmitted infections

Fredrik Liljeros, Christofer R. Edling*, Luis A.Nunes Amaral

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The structures of sexual networks are essential for understanding the dynamics of sexually transmitted infections. Standard epidemiological models largely disregard the complex patterns of intimate contacts. Social network analysis offers important insight into how to conceptualize and model social interaction and has the potential to greatly enhance the understanding of disease epidemics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

Keywords

  • Disease epidemiology
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Social networks
  • Sociometric techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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