3318.0 Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemiology

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
Presentations in this session on STD epidemiology cover a broad spectrum from examining national survey data to look at differences in sexual health among those with and without disabilities, to looking at the public health significance of NAATs in detecting chlamydial infections. Comparison of urban and rural women with repeat chlamydial infections, STD screening in high schools, and HIV/STI risk in MSM who do not identify as gay or bisexual round out the session
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Identify sources on national survey data on disability and sexual health, and describe differences in sexual health between persons with and without disability 2. Recognize advantages and limitations of NAAT, and how estimates of transmission of chlamydial infections can differ with different diagnostic tests 3. Recognize risks purported to exist among MSM who do not identify as gay or bisexual 4. Identify risk factors for reinfection with chlamydia and gonorrhea among high school students 5. Identify risk factors for recurrent chlamydial infections among young women, and learn how to develop strategies to reduce the prevalence of Chlamydia in underserved areas
Jan Risser, PhD

2:35 PM
It's not what you know, but who you know: Risk factors for re-infection in the Philadelphia High School STD Screening Program
Jennifer N. Beck, MPH, Melinda Salmon, Greta L. Anschuetz, MPH, C. Victor Spain, DVM, PhD and Martin Goldberg
2:50 PM
NAAT identified chlamydial infections: Enhanced sensitivity, reduced transmissibility?
Maria A. Villarroel, MA, Susan M. Rogers, PHD and William C. Miller, MD; PhD, MPH
3:35 PM
Sexually transmitted infections, sexuality, and disability: Data from national surveys
Anja Kurki, PhD, Gerry Hendershot, PhD and Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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