3120.0 Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents and young adults. Presentations will cover a wide range of issues, including screening for sexually transmitted infections, using GIS to target interventions, untreated chlamydial infection and the association between religiosity and sexually transmitted diseases.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Assess preliminary findings from a population-based survey on STIs in Baltimore, Maryland 2. Define the prevalence of untreated chlamydia among adolescents and young adults (aged 15-35) in Baltimore, MD 3. Discuss the utilization of GIS data to identify STD “hot spots” and the relationship to teen birth rates 4. Understand that religiosity is directly related to STD incidence among American youth 5. Discuss the importance of chlamydia screening among high school students

10:35 AM
T. vaginalis and C. trachomatis: Whom should we screen?
Sylvia Tan, MS, Susan M. Rogers, PHD, Elizabeth Eggleston, DrPH, Anthony Roman, MA and Charles F. Turner, PhD
10:50 AM
Untreated chlamydial infection among adolescents and young adults in Baltimore, MD, USA
Elizabeth Eggleston, DrPH, Susan M. Rogers, PHD, Charles F. Turner, PhD, Anthony Roman, MA, Sylvia Tan, MS and Emily Erbelding, MD, MPH
11:05 AM
Using GIS Identified boundaries to target a STD intervention for teens: Riverside County, California
Barbara Cole, RN, MSN, Faith Davis-Bolton, Kevin Meconis, MPH, Priscilla Webster and Wayne Harris
11:20 AM

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Women's Caucus

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

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