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I haven't seen this study yet.
If you are interested in sexual networks and disease transmission, Martina
Morris has a new edited volume called Network Epidemiology (Oxford) that
presents research experiences of major research teams in this area. The
book is the product of a conference she organized - Partnerships and the
Spread of HIV and Other Infections, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand back in
1998 (I think).
At 01:46 PM 8/26/2004 -0400, David Carpe wrote:
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>there's a summary of the 2001 study at new scientist:
>(called, "six degrees of copulation" - actually a very serious piece)
>not sure to what degree the researchers were modeling the network when they
>were studying the spread of disease within a small community, but
>interesting, there is an online networking parody site that is actually
>attempting to do this as well, primarily in the us...
>at any rate, if anybody knows more about this, i'd be particularly curious
>to know how results were applied (e.g. did they really work with physicians
>to identify and communicate with the 'most likely hubs' for transmission of
>std's, or did this remain a dream?)
>David Carpe, Principal & Founder
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