5044.0 Invited Session: Delivery, Organization and Financing of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Services and Their Impact on Racial Ethnic Disparities in STD Morbidity

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
Session Objectives: A sizable number of interventions to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been proven efficacious through randomized controlled trials. Despite the availability of efficacious interventions STD rates remain high particularly among youth, racial ethnic minorities, low socioeconomic status populations and men who have sex with men. Health system issues interfere with effective implementation and scale-up of efficacious STD prevention interventions. This symposium will focus on the relevant health system parameters; describe their influence on the prevention of specific STD including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis and explore the interaction between health system parameters and racial ethnic disparities in these three sexually transmitted diseases.
Sevgi Aral, PhD
Sevgi Aral, PhD

8:30 AM
Health system parameters and racial/ethnic disparities in gonorrhea
Lori M. Newman, MD and Deidra Parrish, MD, MPH & TM
9:10 AM

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

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

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