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Session: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
3385.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Women are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the U.S. and throughout the world. Women who have untreated STDs are at increased risk for acquiring other STDs, developing pelvic inflammatory disease, involuntary infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Women are also at higher risk for cervical cancer (e.g., HPV) and HIV-related illness. Presentations in this session will address important STD-related issues for women. Communication and cultural aspects of STDs, including HIV, have not been well studied nor understood. Repeat STDs are a concern for women and could be a result of physiological characteristics, socio-cultural factors, socioeconomic characteristics, and behavioral factors. The effects of domestic violence on STDs is also part of this session.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Discuss factors and interventions associated with STD recidivism ("frequent flyers") and attributions among women; (2) Gain an understanding of women's sexual health from a communication perspective, including recommendations for tailoring educational messages; and (3) Describe the impact of women’s knowledge of sexual partner's risk on one's own decision making.
Organizer(s):Stacey B. Plichta, ScD
Moderator(s):Joann T. Richardson, PhD
8:30 PMWomen and STD: Piloting Frequent Flyers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Adenike Bitto, MD, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Kristen Kubinsky, Marcie Grello, Raegen Camuso, Steven Kowalewski, Lynn D. Woodhouse, EdD, MPH, Alberto Jose Cardelle, PhD, MPH, James A Fagin, PhD
8:45 PMLa isla del desencanto: Communication obstacles and issues regarding safe sex and Puerto Rican women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Carey M. Noland, Ph D, Janet MacLennan, Ph D
9:00 PMHIV positive women’s theories about pregnancy  [ Recorded presentation ]
Donna B. Barnes, PhD, Timothy Smith, BS
9:15 PMAfrican American women and HIV: Perceptions of Partner Risk
Marya Shegog, MPH, CHES, Donna L. Richter, EdD, Melva V. Thompson-Robinson, MSPE, DrPH, Denethia B. Sellers, MSW, PhD, Vanisha Brown, MPH, Leah Trahan
9:30 PMDo domestic violence and economic autonomy affect risky sexual behavior within marriage?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Annie M. Dude
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Health Administration; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA