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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women
5080.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women
Millions of people continue to be infected with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) each year worldwide, and the proportion of women infected with HIV increases annually. STIs have far-reaching physical, psychosocial, and economic impacts, and certain behaviors significantly increase a woman's risk of becoming infected. Presenting data from structured interviews, surveys, and intervention delivery, this session explores the impact of HIV and other STIs on women in the U.S. and highlights the special challenges in addressing STI risk among specific populations, including low-income and minority women, lesbian and bi-sexual women, and women who use drugs.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to (1) identify factors associated with increased risk for STIs, including HIV; (2) describe the complex relationship between drug use and risk of STIs; and (3) describe the implications for educational programs and sexual health services to reduce STI risk among women.
Moderator(s):April L. Winningham, DrPH
8:30 AMSelf-reported sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections among lesbian and bisexual college women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lisa L. Lindley, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Molly Kerby, MPH, PhD (c), Thomas Nicholson, PhD, Ning Lu, PhD, MPH
8:45 AMPredictors of contracting a sexually transmitted infection among “at risk” women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Hugh Klein, PhD, Claire E. Sterk, PhD, Kirk W. Elifson
9:00 AMGender differences in college students’ perceptions of individuals with a sexually transmitted infection: Results from pilot study research  [ Recorded presentation ]
Megan L. Rickard, MS, CHES, Lisa L. Lindley, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Delores C.S. James, PhD, RD, LD
9:15 AMLow income, minority women drug users: Intimate relationships and risk for HIV  [ Recorded presentation ]
Stephanie Tortu, PhD, James M. McMahon, PhD, Enrique R. Pouget, Rahul Hamid, MA, Leilani Torres
9:30 AMEffects of economic status on post intervention sex and drug risk behavior of African American drug dependent female participants in an HIV risk reduction intervention  [ Recorded presentation ]
Larry M. Gant, CSW, PhD
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; Epidemiology; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA