Sexual Network Structure Among a Household Sample of Urban African-American Adolescents in an Endemic Sexually Transmitted Infection Setting
February 9, 2009
The current study describes the structure of the sexual networks of a household sample of urban black adolescents in an area with moderate endemic rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The authors note that while such networks play a key role in STI and HIV transmission, relatively few empirical reports exist about their structure, owing to the challenges of collecting network data.
"Our results confirm, in a new setting, previous observations that sexual network structures necessary for endemic transmission of gonorrhea and chlamydia are sparsely connected," the authors concluded.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
01.01.2009; Vol. 36; No. 1: P. 41-48; Caroline M. Fichtenberg, PhD; Stephen Q. Muth, BA; Beth Brown, MA, MPA; Nancy S. Padian, PhD; Thomas A. Glass, PhD; Jonathan M. Ellen, MD
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