Contact tracing and the estimation of sexual mixing patterns : the epidemiology of gonococcal infections.
Background and objectives:
The concept of a core group of individuals who change sexual partners frequently has played an important role in the study of the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
It is widely believed that the core group is important in the persistence of infection and that it provides a sensible target for control interventions.
Goal of this study and study design: Simple mathematical models are used to assess the significance of sexual mixing between core and noncore groups.
Published data from contact tracing studies, which base the definition of the core group on gonorrhea incidence by area of residence, are used to derive estimates of the degree of mixing within and between groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Gonococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Contagion, Milieu urbain, Appareil génital pathologie, Partenaire sexuel, Communauté, Homme, Epidémiologie, Modèle mathématique, Définition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Gonorrhea, Bacteriosis, Infection, Contagion, Urban environment, Genital diseases, Sex partner, Community, Human, Epidemiology, Mathematical model, Definition
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0556307
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.