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When Do Sexual Partnerships Need to Be Accounted for in Transmission Models of Human Papillomavirus?

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dc.contributor.author Muller, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Bauch, Chris T.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-05T18:36:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-05T18:36:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2010-02-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14243
dc.description.abstract Human papillomavirus (HPV) is often transmitted through sexual partnerships. However, many previous HPV transmission models ignore the existence of partnerships by implicitly assuming that each new sexual contact is made with a different person. Here, we develop a simplified pair model-based on the example of HPV-that explicitly includes sexual partnership formation and dissolution. We show that not including partnerships can potentially result in biased projections of HPV prevalence. However, if transmission rates are calibrated to match empirical pre-vaccine HPV prevalence, the projected prevalence under a vaccination program does not vary significantly, regardless of whether partnerships are included. en_US
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.rights Attribution
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject HPV en_US
dc.subject sexual partnerships en_US
dc.subject sexually transmitted infection en_US
dc.subject cervical cancer en_US
dc.subject public health policy en_US
dc.subject pair model en_US
dc.subject transmission model en_US
dc.subject dynamic model en_US
dc.subject human papillomavirus en_US
dc.subject vaccine en_US
dc.title When Do Sexual Partnerships Need to Be Accounted for in Transmission Models of Human Papillomavirus? en_US
dc.type Article
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2010 Muller and Bauch en_US
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dcterms.relation Muller, H. and Bauch, C. T. (2010). When Do Sexual Partnerships Need to Be Accounted for in Transmission Models of Human Papillomavirus? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 7: 635-650. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7020635


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