5127.0 STI's: Focus on Sexual Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session examines domestic and international strategies to reduce STI’s including HIV risk reduction among vulnerable populations. Lessons learned in program implementation are presented from an integrated contraceptive/HIV care program in Kenya, community-based initiatives in contraception/STI management and prevention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and an school-based contraception/Chlamydia screening program targeting adolescents in Los Angeles, California. Another perspective that is presented in this session is the report of the NINR-CDC Sister to Sister HIV Risk Reduction Intervention study exemplifying the key educative role that primary health care nurses play in delivering HIV prevention and sexuality education for high risk African American women.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare and contrast the strategies used in integrated STI/contraception programs from three sites, both domestic and international. 2. Discuss the impact of training primary health care nurses in the Sister to Sister Intervention techniques in reducing HIV risk.
Diana Romero, PhD, MA

10:30 AM
Integrating contraceptive and HIV care and treatment services in Kenya: Evaluating an intervention to increase contraceptive uptake among HIV+ women with unmet need for contraception
Elizabeth G. Sutherland, PhD, Jane Alaii, PhD, Margaret A. Eichleay, MPH, Jennifer Liku, MSW and Caroline Mackenzie, MA
10:50 AM
A multi-faceted approach for addressing STIs in urban settings: The City of Milwaukee experience and strategic response
Paul A. Biedrzycki, MPH, MBA, Ericka Sinclair, MS, MPH, Renee Joos, MPA and Geoffrey R. Swain, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)