The Seattle “Sexual Mixing,” “Sexual Networks,” and “Sexual Partnership Types” Studies

Martina Morris

in Network Epidemiology

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269013
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601330 | DOI:

Series: International Studies in Demography

 The Seattle “Sexual Mixing,” “Sexual Networks,” and “Sexual Partnership Types” Studies

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This chapter describes the partial network data collected by a set of related studies of sexual partnership networks conducted in Seattle in the early 1990s. The purpose was to assess HIV transmission potential. The samples included attendees at STD clinics, attendees at non-STD health facilities, partners of STD-infected individuals reached through contact tracing, respondents from targeted areas, and representative samples of the general population. The surveys collected information on the attributes of the respondents and their partners, attributes of the partnerships, and sexual behaviors within the partnership. The chapter reviews the study design, fieldwork experience and measurement of network characteristics, and concludes by presenting a sampling of findings from studies using the network data.

Keywords: HIV; partial network; sexual network; STD; study design

Chapter.  14803 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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