Partner notification. Many public health departments have developed highly confidential and sound techniques of partner notification and, through network analysis, have learned to trace “up” the chain of transmission to the transmitter rather than “down” the chain to those infected. This allows transmitters to be identified for treatment and HIV/STD prevention counseling.
‘IP’ stands for Internet Protocol, which is a protocol for transmitting data across a network. An IP Camera or Network Camera is a camera that plugs directly into your network router, and is not reliant on a computer to work. Data from the IP camera is transmitted through the network, and can be securely viewed at a remote location.
Sexual networks are groups of persons who are connected to one another sexually. The number of persons in a network, how central high-risk persons are within it, the percentage in monogamous relationships and the number of “links” each has to others all determine how quickly HIV/STDs can spread through a network. Sexual networks are distinct from, but often overlap with social networks.
Servers tend to be more powerful than workstations, although configurations are guided by needs. For example, a group of servers might be located in a secure area, away from humans, and only accessed through the network. In such cases, it would be common for the servers to operate without a dedicated display or keyboard. However, the size and speed of the server's processor(s), hard drive, and main memory might add dramatically to the cost of the system. On the other hand, a workstation might not need as much storage or working memory, but might require an expensive display to accommodate the needs of its user. Every computer on a network should be appropriately configured for its use.