If you were running an epidemiology program for a local health department, in light of what you read in the WHO report on STI Links to an external site.: what infections would you have DIS concentrate on? What would be best way to reach the core and bridge populations? Respond (respectfully) to at least one classmate with a post.

Read (In Canvas Module):

  • Keeling, J. Matt, Eames T.D Ken (2005) ‘Networks and Epidemic Models’
  • Morris, M., Kurth, A., Hamilton, D., Moody, J., Wakefield, S.,(2009) ‘Concurrent Partnerships and HIV Prevalence Disparities by Race: Linking Science and Public Health Practice’ 
  • White Rao, D. (2021) ‘Partnership Dynamics in Mathematical Models and Implications for Representation of Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Review’.

Be prepared to discuss the following question during class:

  1. Concurrency is defined as having more than one sexual partner at the same time. When considering partnership concurrency, why do we focus on it increasing an individual’s partner’s risk for acquiring an STI, rather than an individual’s risk? (consider the definition of concurrency)