Impact of social behaviors on HIV epidemic: A computer simulation view

C. Sumodhee*, J. L. Hsieh, Chuen-Tsai Sun, C. Y. Huang, Arthur Y.M. Chen

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Abstract

HIV/AIDS prevention has been a major concern for health department of every government. We propose to assess the impact of social behaviors on HIV epidemic. To do so, we build an agent-based computer simulation model to implement a sexual network with the existence of high risk population. In order to categorize the high risk population and low risk population, we make use of some criteria such as the number of sexual partners per agent, condom usage, and degree of "faithfulness" towards long-term partners. We also introduce the concept of Free-Links and Fix-Links to denote the short-term and long-term partners' general tendency. We reproduce the epidemic curve of HIV reported cases in the male homosexual community in Taiwan, and try to assess the influence of different policies on the social behavior of each individual and the consequences on the spreading of the epidemic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, CIMCA 2005 and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Interne
Pages550-556
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, CIMCA 2005 and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce, IAWTIC 2005 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 28 Nov 200530 Nov 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, CIMCA 2005 and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, CIMCA 2005 and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce, IAWTIC 2005
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period28/11/0530/11/05

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