An introduction to mathematical models in sexually transmitted disease epidemiology
- Correspondence to: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, St Mary's, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK;
- Accepted 18 December 2001
Mathematical models serve a number of roles in understanding sexually transmitted infection epidemiology and control. This article seeks to provide the non-mathematician with a description of their construction and use and presents illustrative examples from sexually transmitted infection epidemiology.