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2004 STD Prevention Conference - Abstracts Table of Contents


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Plenary and Mini-Plenary Sessions

The Global Context of STDs in the US: Microbial Threats and the Public Health Response - PF Sparling, abstract, bio

Program, Policy, and Politics: Reflections of a State Health Official - W Kassler, abstract, bio

Contextual View of STD Prevention in Adolescents: New Perspectives, New Approaches - abstract
P Bearman
, bio 
L Jemmott
, bio 
D Mann,

HPV in 2004: Public Health Response to New Tools - abstract 
L Koutsky,
T Wright,
C Ebel, bio

Doing Good? Ethical Challenges in STD Research and Prevention - A Caplan, abstract, bio

MSM in 2004: Risk-taking vs. Prevention Practice and the Changing Sexual Marketplace - abstract
T Peterman,
D Savage,
K Fenton,

Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement for STD Services in the US Healthcare System - abstract 
D Stevens,
M Shafer,
M Henderson,

2004 and Beyond: Vision of STD Prevention in an Era of Uncertainty - JM Douglas, Jr., abstract, bio

Oral Symposium and Workshop Abstracts - Monday Sessions (A)

A1- Topics in Bacterial STDs, Their Sequelae, and Their Impact on Women

The Natural History of New Sexual Partnerships: A Niche for Bacterial STDs - G Garnett - abstract

A Unified Optimal Resource Allocation Model for Screening and Treating Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infections among Asymptomatic Women - B Abban - abstract

Assay Results vs. Self-reported HIV/STDs: Does Measurement Discrepancy Vary by Level of Risk Behavior? - B Iritani, abstract

A Comparison of Three Different Strategies to Treat Partners of Men with Urethritis - P Kissinger, abstract

Trends in Clinic Visits and Diagnosed C. trachomatis (CT) and N. gonorrhoeae (GC) Infections Following the Introduction of a Co-Pay in an STD Clinic - C Rietmeijer, abstract

Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis Between Heterosexual Sex Partners: Preliminary Results from a Genotype-specific Concordance Study - JA Schillinger, abstract

A2 - Overcoming Barriers to Syphilis Control

Rapid Diagnostics for Syphilis in US Clinical Settings: A Preliminary Review of the Study Data - M Sutton, abstract

Successful Prevention of Syphilis Infection With Azithromycin in Both HIV-negative and HIV-positive Individuals, San Francisco, 1999-2003 - R Kohn, abstract

Azithromycin Resistance in Treponema pallidum in the United States and Ireland is Associated With a Mutation in the 23S rRNA Gene - S Lukehart, abstract

Whose Fault is Syphilis? PhysiciansÂ’ Views on Syphilis Elimination - BP Stoner, abstract

Developing, Designing, and Disseminating a Syphilis Awareness Campaign Targeting MSM - EL Roland, abstract

Development of Innovative Health Communication Materials to Eliminate Syphilis Among Urban MSM - J Mayer, abstract

A3 - The Public Health Response to Genital Herpes: Where Do We Stand? - abstract; HH Handsfield, CL Celum, L Corey, G Bolan, PA Leone

A4 - Moving Clients from “Kiss then Tell” to “Tell then Kiss”: Supporting Conversations Around Patient Self Disclosure of HIV or STD Status - abstract; G Mehlhaff, L DeSantis,

A-5 - Improving Provider Performance

Assessing the Training Needs of Managed Care Providers: Implications for STD Clinical Training Targeting This Hard-to- Reach Group - J Dyer, abstract

Assessing Training Needs Related to the Care of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): Perspectives of Medical Providers Working among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations (AI/ANs) - C Mason, abstract

Developing STD/HIV Training Capacity Among Spanish-Speaking Community Prevention Providers - A Pérez, abstract

What Do Physicians Know and Want to Learn about STD/HIV Partner Notification? - R Thomas, abstract

Developing and Implementing an STD Treatment Verification Program in San Francisco - L Fischer, abstract

Integration of Viral Hepatitis Prevention with STD Prevention: What Health Professionals Should Know - J Todd, abstract

A6 - Integrating STD Services into Medical Care - Moderator - K Irwin

Sexual Risk Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Prevalence in an Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic - LH Bachmann, abstract

Screening Rates Before and After the Introduction of the Chlamydia HEDIS (Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set) Measure in a Managed Care Organization - GR Burstein, abstract

Genital Chlamydia trachomatis Screening Practices in the Private Sector: Who, Why, and How Much? - J Armstrong, abstract

Integrating STD Standards of Care Into Family Planning Services: Evaluation of Chlamydia Screening Practices and Development of a Quality Improvement Intervention - JM Chow, abstract

Screening and Treating Patients for Asymptomatic Sexually Transmitted Infections in an Inner-City Emergency Department - NR Glick, abstract

Extending Preventive Care to Pediatric Urgent Care: A New Venue for CT Screening? - MA Shafer, abstract

A7 - Emerging Patterns and Trends in Nationally Notifiable Sexually Transmitted Diseases, United States - abstract; H Weinstock, Moderator

Trends in Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in the US - D Mosure

Recent Trends in Gonorrhea in the US - L Newman

Update on Gonococcal Resistance in the US - S Wang

Syphilis Trends in the US - J Heffelfinger

A8 - Finding the Invisible Man: A Best Practices Model for HIV/AIDS-STD Prevention & Services for AAMSM Through Community Collaboration - O Johnson, abstract

A9 - Multilevel Risk Factors/Multilevel Interventions: Complexities in STD Population Dynamics and STD Prevention - abstract; SO Aral, Moderator

The Partnership Level Risk Factors and Evolution of Sex Partnerships - P Gorbach

Clinic vs. Population-Based Studies of STD Epidemiology: Similarities and Differences - L Manhart

Sexual Mixing Patterns of American Women - J Kraut-Becher

A Multi-Level Profile of African-American WomenÂ’s Sexual Risks: Partnerships, Context and More - A Adimora

Behavioral, Biological and Structural Components of MSM STI Morbidity - SM Goodreau, abstract

The Same Transmission Dynamics Drive the Fast Gay and Slow African HIV Epidemics - BL Rapatski, abstract

Sponsored Symposium

Guidelines for the Use of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Serologies: Recommendations From the California Sexually Transmitted Diseases Controllers Association and the California Department of Health Services - abstract; S Guerry, H Bauer, J Klausner, B Branagan, P Kerndt, B Allen, G Bolan,


Controversies in STD Diagnostics: Should Confirmatory Testing of NAATS Be Routine for Chlamydia and Gonococcal Infections in Populations with <4% Prevalence?

Moderator - EW Hook III


Pro: H Wiesenfeld
Con: J Schachter


Pro: D Martin
Con: M Golden

Oral Symposium and Workshop Abstracts - Tuesday Sessions (B)

B1 - STD Clinic Clients With Repeat Bacterial STDs: Who Are They and How Do We Intervene? - abstract;

Changes in Sex Networks and Repeat STDs Among Male Adolescents - JM Ellen, abstract

Repeat Infections among Adolescents: Findings from a Philadelphia - N Liddon

Life Story Narratives: Similarities and Differences in Adolescents Who Acquire Repeat STDs - C McGhan

Repeat STDs and Core Transmitters - K Bernstein

Repeat STDs: Why Are So Many STD Clinic Patients Refractory to Clinic-Based Interventions? - EJ. Erbelding

B2 - Potpourri of Selected STD Issues: Historical Lessons in Syphilis Control Efforts, Male Screening and the Latest Counts of Infected Youth

“The Clap Doctor,” “The Father of Spin,” and Other Historical Lessons for Syphilis Elimination - abstract; W Petz

World War II: “The Most Extensive Syphilis Case Finding Program in the History of the World” - abstract; L McGough

Repeat Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis: Rate and Predictors among Males - EF Dunne, abstract

The Cost-Effectiveness of Screening Men for Chlamydia to Prevent Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in Women - T Gift, abstract

Communicating the Facts and Figures about Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Youth - JR Cates, abstract

Physician Attitudes and Receptiveness to STD Vaccines - A Carpico, abstract

B3 - Turning STD Surveillance Data into Action - abstract; LM Newman, M Samuel, J Stover, M Stenger, J Ellen

B4 - Bathhouses and Sex Clubs: How Risky Are Their Patrons? How Can That Drive Our Programs and Policies? - abstract; D Wohlfeiler, WJ Woods, T Farley, J Montoya, C Cadabes, M Mutchler, F Spielberg,

B5 - The Prevention and Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Persons Living with HIV/AIDS: A Training Developed by the Eastern Geographic Quadrant of the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) - abstract; P Coury-Doniger, S Ratelle, S Payette,

B6 - Social Context/Community and STD Prevention

Trends in Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Enteric Infections in Neighborhoods with Differing Proportions of Men Who Have Sex with Men, New York City 1998-2002 - MA Marx, abstract

The Impact of the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest on Gonorrhea - DA Cohen, abstract

Implications of Measures of Hispanic Ethnicity for STD Prevention and Transmission - M Adam, abstract

Qualitative Assessment of the Cognitive Difference Among Abused and Nonabused Minority Women with STD: Implications for Behavioral Interventions - JD Champion, abstract

County-level Characteristics Associated with Rates of Neiserria gonorrhoeae in the United States, 2000 to 2002 - M Greenberg, abstract

Large Gonorrhea Outbreak in a Rural California County, 2003 - MC Samuel, abstract

B7 - A Social Skills Counseling Intervention to Enhance Condom Use by Female Family Planning Clients - L Winter, abstract

B8 - Intervening With Substance-using Men Newly Released From Jail: Challenges and Strategies - abstract, C Sperling, ; J Tomlin, A Rakestraw, T Hall, J Greenberg, SP Williams, Moderator

B9 - Partner Notification/Disclosure Issues in STD Prevention

HIV Partner Notification in the U.S.: A National Survey of Program Coverage and Outcomes - MR Golden, abstract

HIV Status Disclosure Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): Use, Mis-Use, and Implications for Prevention - R Hutcheson, abstract

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Patterns of HIV Disclosure Among HIV Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Practicing High Risk Behavior In Los Angeles and Seattle - PM Gorbach, abstract

Self-efficacy of Disclosure in Adolescents - L Lowery, abstract

Utilizing the Internet for Partner Notification - P Constant, abstract

Initiating Partner Notification Over the Internet - A Delicata, abstract

Oral Symposium and Workshop Abstracts - Wednesday Sessions (C)

C1 - Bugs, Drugs, Dollars, and Tests: Making the Most of Scarce Resources for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening and Treatment - abstract, DC Gunter, TL Gift, B Abban, CK Kent, LA Schamus, BH Butler, BA McDonald,

C2 - Syphilis Epidemiology and Surveillance Tools - S Blank - Moderator

Reassessing a Large Syphilis Epidemic Using an Estimated Infection Date - CM Schumache, abstract

Risk Factors for Early Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Seen in an STD Clinic, San Francisco 2002-2003 - W Wong, abstract

Syphilis in Detroit, Michigan: Population Dynamics and Effective Interventions - C Merritt, abstract

Syphilis Surveillance: What Are We Looking At? - T Peterman, abstract

How Reactor Grids Affect Syphilis Surveillance and Outbreak Detection - abstract; EH Koumans, CA McLean, K Seechuk,

C3 - HSV & HPV Prevention: Epidemiology, Diagnostic, and Treatment Issues - L Markowitz - Moderator

The Seroepidemiology of HPV-16 Infection Among Men and Women Attending STD Clinics in the United States - DL Thompson, abstract

Incidence, Clearance, and Persistence of HPV in a Cohort of Female Adolescents - E Samoff, abstract

Trends in Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection in the United States - F Xu, abstract

The Epidemiological Impact of Suppressive Therapy to Reduce Transmission of Genital Herpes - abstract; G Garnett

Suppressive Valacyclovir Therapy Soon After Initial Genital Herpes: Clinical Efficacy and Impact on Herpes-Related Quality of Life - T Warren, abstract

The Impact of Genital Herpes on Health Status Preferences - R Patel, abstract

C4 - A Transgender Client Walks InÂ…Now What? Meeting the Needs of Your Transgender Clients - abstract; LA Sausa

C5 - Alternative Venues for STD Prevention - Moderator - S DeLisle

Commercial Sex Venues: A Closer Look at Their Impact on the Syphilis Epidemics Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Los Angeles - G Aynalem, abstract

Screening Massage Parlor Sex Industry Workers-How Often Should Sex Industry Workers Be Screened? - BP Schumann, abstract

Anonymous Sex Venues for MSM: Implementing Outreach Screening for Syphilis & HIV at Adult Bookstores - B Collins, abstract

The Internet: Emerging Venue for Syphilis Epidemics Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Los Angeles - abstract; K Hawkins

An Outcome Evaluation of the Internet Alert Project - R Kachur, abstract

Lessons Learned: Sexual Health Social Marketing in Retail Pharmacies - S Cohen

C6 - Current Issues Related to Youth and STD Prevention - Moderator - T Kreinin

STD/HIV Risk From Adolescence to Adulthood: Longitudinal Risk Behavior Patterns and Infection Status - D Hallfors, abstract

Adolescent Screening Project -Partnerships within the Community - L Byer, abstract

STD Risk Behaviors Among Incarcerated Youth - A Robertson, abstract

Community Health Investigator Project: A Project-Based Science Curriculum on Communicable and Sexually Transmitted Diseases - B Hug, abstract

Taking the Test – Making the Grade: Implementing a Broad-based GC/CT Screening Program in Philadelphia’s Public High Schools - M Salmon, abstract

The Need for Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening in School-Based Health Centers - M Nsuami, abstract

C7 - Ethical Principles and Regulatory Requirements in the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections: Seminal and Emerging Topics - abstract; S Semaan, KM MacQueen, DC Des Jarlais, JV Lavery, D Borasky, S Burris, Discussant

C8 - Disease Intervention Specialist Activities: How Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Programs Can Most Effectively Utilize DIS in the 21st Century - abstract; S Coulter, Moderator; K Myers, D Broussard, L Shroeder, A Lozano,

C9 - Mujer Sana ~ Healthy Woman: A Participatory Action Research Model for HIV, STD, TB, Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention - abstract; R Andrade, P Manning

Sponsored Symposium - Genital HSV: 60 Million and Declining?

Seroprevalence of HSV-2 in Suburban Primary Care Offices - D Fleming, abstract

Trends in Herpes Simples Virus Type 2 infection in the United States —Data from NHANES - F Xu

Oral Symposium and Workshop Abstracts - Thursday Sessions (D)

D1 - Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy - Moderator - S Berman

Legal Status of Patient Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT) in the U.S.: A National Survey of State Pharmacy Boards and Boards of Medical Examiners - U Anukam, abstract

Concurrent STD Morbidity in Sexual Contacts to Persons with Bacterial STDs: Implications for Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy - J Stekler, abstract

A Randomized Trial of Three Different Strategies to Treat Partners of Women with Trichomonas vaginalis - H Mohammed, abstract

Acceptance of Patient-delivered Partner-therapy for Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), San Francisco, CA - W Tun, abstract

Patient-delivered Partner Therapy for Chlamydia Infections: Attitudes and Practices of California Physicians and Nurse Practitioners - L Packel, abstract

Partner-Delivered Partner Therapy for STD: Evidence and Prospects for Implementation - M Hogben, abstract

D2 - Evaluating STD Prevention – Examples from Syphilis and Hepatitis

Part 1 - Practical Examples Evaluating Community Partnerships for Syphilis Prevention - abstract; B Apt, M King, D Napp, T Gunter,

Part 2 - Evaluating the Impact of Integrating Viral Hepatitis Services in HIV and STD Settings - abstract; D Lentine, K Schlanger, J Subiadur,

D3 - Advancing HIV Prevention: New Strategies for a Changing Epidemic - abstract; LM Lee - Moderator; SD Griffiths, B Branson, J Prejean, R Romaguera,

D4 - Challenges in STD Prevention for Men Who Have Sex with Men - Moderator - R Valdiserri,

Gonorrhea Positivity Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending STD Clinics in the United States, 2002 - CA McLean, abstract

Crystal Use, Viagra Use, and Specific Sexual Risk Behaviors of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) during a Recent Anal Sex Encounter - G Mansergh, abstract

Methamphetamine Use, Sexual Behavior, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Seen in an STD Clinic, San Francisco 2002–2003 - SJ Mitchell, abstract

Characteristics of MSM Syphilis Cases Using the Internet to Seek Male Sex Partners, California, 2001-2003 - T Lo, abstract

Factors Associated With Potential Exposure to and Transmission of HIV in a Probability Sample of Men Who Have Sex with Men - DD Brewer, abstract

No Need to Wrap It: HIV Gift-giver Newsgroups, Gift Theory and Exchanging HIV as a Gift - ME Graydon, abstract

D5 - Educating State and National Policymakers - abstract; Deborah Arrindell, L Speissegger

D6 - Integrating STD Prevention with Family Planning and HIV Services - J Asley - Moderator

Provision of Emergency Contraception in an STD Clinic: Results from a Pilot Project in New York City - L Evans, abstract

Evaluating Efforts to Increase Testing for Repeat Chlamydia Infection Among Women in California Family Planning Clinics - R Gindi, abstract

HIV/STD Prevention for HIV Positive Women: Integration of Family Planning Services and HIV Care - B Green, abstract

Gonorrhea Screening Strategies and Guideline Development for Non-Pregnant Female Patients in the California Family Planning Clinic Setting - H Howard, abstract

STD Testing Protocols, STD Testing and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics - M Taylor, abstract

The Integration of Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and HIV Counseling and Testing In Los Angeles County, 2002 - H Rotblatt, abstract

D7 - Issues Surrounding the Promotion of Condoms for STD Prevention - abstract; J Shlay, L Warner, M Steiner, G Mansergh

D8 - Partnering With Hospital Emergency Departments for Syphilis Elimination - abstract, C Moseley, M Mahadevappa, M Shulz

Late Breaker Abstracts - Tuesday Session

Syphilis Outbreak in Southwestern Idaho — 2002-2003 - J Bartschi, abstract

Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Limitations of Traditional Case and Partner Services, San Diego County, CA - RA Gunn, abstract

Rapid Emergence of Gonococcal Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Men Who Have Sex With Men in King County, Washington - WLH Whittington, abstract

Partner Impairment of Safe Sex Behavior by Women Participating in a Randomized, Controlled STD/HIV Prevention Trial - A Holden, abstract

Remnants of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Effects on University Freshmen: Yet a Possible Barrier to Research Participation? - CB Spivey, abstract

Parental Receptiveness to a Hypothetical HPV Vaccine - AJ Lenar, abstract