STI model scenarios

The EMOD STI model is explained in detail in STI model overview. While the various components that comprise the model are explained with examples, it may be more useful to learn the model through hands-on implementation. The following sections will introduce sets of example files that illustrate how the STI model works on particular topics. All files are available in a downloadable EMOD scenarios zip file and, in addition to the explanations below, each scenario will have a more detailed README file to cover relevant information.

For more information on the software architecture and inheritance, see Overview of EMOD software.

Relationship networks

To use a contact network as the basis for disease transmission, the Simulation_Type should be set to STI_SIM.

In the EMOD scenarios > Scenarios > STI > Relationship_networks folder, you will find sets of files to run simulations modeling contact networks. These simulations do not include disease outbreaks or subsequent transmission, but will demonstrate how to configure relationship networks beginning with eligibility for pair formation, preference for particular partner ages, relationship types and durations, concurrency in relationships, and coital frequency and dilution.