Current levels of gonorrhoea screening in MSM in Belgium may have little effect on prevalence: a modelling study.

Last updated on 1-10-2018 by Pierre Daubresse

Peer reviewed scientific article





There is considerable uncertainty as to the effectiveness of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) screening in men who have sex with men. It is important to ensure that screening has benefits that outweigh the risks of increased antibiotics resistance. We develop a mathematical model to estimate the effectiveness of screening on prevalence. Separable Temporal Exponential family Random Graph Models are used to model the sexual relationships network, both with main and casual partners. Next, the transmission of Gonorrhoea is simulated on this network. The models are implemented using the R package ‘sta…

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