Many of the concepts of social network analysis have been tacit assumptions of sexually transmitted disease control efforts for decades.
With the advent of AIDS in the 1980s, an overt rapprochement between these two fields-previously separated by culture, context, and language-was made.
Social network constructs have immediate appeal to disease control workers, who view many diseases as following the conduits of social interactions.
STDs and HIV, in turn, provide network analysts and those who model disease transmission with substantial sets of empirical data that test and illuminate theory.
Disease control efforts can be enchanced by incorporating network concepts overtly into current practices.
Such concepts offer a path to better delineation of groups at risk, to a better understanding of the interaction of personal risk taking and the social context, and to evaluation of control mechanisms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réseau social, Surveillance, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Syphilis, Tréponématose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Programme sanitaire, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Social network, Surveillance, Sexually transmitted disease, Syphilis, Treponematosis, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, United States, North America, America, Human, Sanitary program, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0103089
Code Inist : 002B05F01. Création : 199608.