4243.0 Reducing partner violence and sexually transmitted diseases: Critical steps towards achieving healthy minds and bodies

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
Partner violence poses a serious public health problem due to the mental and physical health burdens placed on the victim. This session describes current research related to intimate partner violence (IPV) among vulnerable females. This session also provides relevant information on public health strategies aimed at reducing sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among women at risk for acquiring HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Each presentation focuses on a different vulnerable female population. The first and last presentations describe HIV/STD prevention efforts: one among female survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence, and the other among asymptomatic emergency department (ED) female patients between the ages of 18-35 years old. Gender specific approaches for integrating effective HIV prevention strategies into domestic violence and other female violence-related centers are needed. Prevention efforts aimed at the early detection and treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea among asymptomatic women are also needed. The second and third presentations describe intimate partner violence: one among female sex workers (FSW) in China, and the other among pregnant teens. The prevalence of intimate partner violence among female sex workers (FSW) in China is described. Characteristics of FSWs, intimate partners, as well as the relationship between FSW and their intimate partners are also described. Disclosure issues related to IPV during teen pregnancy is also discussed. Both of these presentations address important and understudied topics related to IPV.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe HIV prevention efforts among female survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. 2. Describe the prevalence and characteristics of intimate partner violence among vulnerable females. 3. Describe the uptake of chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among asymptomatic emergency department young adult (18-35 years old) female patients.

12:30 PM
RISE Intervention: A Practice-based Intervention to address HIV & Violence against Women
Ria Garner, MA, Quinn Gentry, MBA, PhD, Aleisha Langhorne, MPH, MHSA and Lisa White
1:10 PM
Facilitating disclosure of intimate partner violence during teen pregnancy
Fiona Somers, MD/MPH candidate, Andrea Rothenberg, MS, LCSW and Elizabeth J. Garland, MD, MS
1:30 PM
Increasing the uptake of testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea among young female Emergency Department patients
Janette Baird, PhD, Jose Morillo, ScB, Jacob Mitzner, BS, Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, Tao Liu, PhD and Josiah Rich, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Forum, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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