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Sexual networks: implications for the transmission of sexually transmitted infections

  • F. Liljeros
  • Christofer Edling
  • L. A. N. Amaral
Publishing year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 189-196
Publication/Series: Microbes and Infection
Volume: 5
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional info: 2

Abstract english

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. (C) 2003 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.


  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • sociology
  • sociologi
  • disease epidemiology
  • sociometric techniques
  • small-world networks
  • scale-free networks
  • social networks
  • complex networks
  • notification
  • partner
  • disease
  • united-states
  • colorado-springs
  • dynamics
  • spread


  • ISSN: 1769-714X
Christofer Edling
E-mail: christofer [dot] edling [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se


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I earned my PhD from Stockholm University in 1999. Between 2002 and 2005 I was Torgny Segerstedt Pro Futura Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study at Uppsala University. I received my Docent-title in 2003, and was appointed Associate Professor at Stockholm University in 2004. From 2006 to 2008 I was Head of the Department of Sociology at Stockholm university. Before coming to Lund in 2012 I served as Full Professor of Sociology at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. I have been a fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2004/05) and Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (2013).

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