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 Garnettabstract

A Unified Optimal Resource Allocation Model for Screening and Treating Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infections among Asymptomatic Women – B Abbanabstract

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 Statusabstract; 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 РA P̩rez, 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 Statesabstract; 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 CollaborationO Johnson, abstract

A9 – Multilevel Risk Factors/Multilevel Interventions: Complexities in STD Population Dynamics and STD Preventionabstract; 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 Actionabstract; 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 ClientsL Winter, abstract

B8 – Intervening With Substance-using Men Newly Released From Jail: Challenges and Strategiesabstract, 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

“DonÂ’t Ask, DonÂ’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 Treatmentabstract, DC Gunter, TL Gift, B Abban, CK Kent, LA Schamus, BH Butler, BA McDonald,

C2 – Syphilis Epidemiology and Surveillance ToolsS 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 IssuesL 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 Clientsabstract; 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 PhiladelphiaÂ’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 Topicsabstract; 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 Centuryabstract; 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 Preventionabstract; 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 vaginalisH 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 Epidemicabstract; 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 Policymakersabstract; Deborah Arrindell, L Speissegger

D6 – Integrating STD Prevention with Family Planning and HIV ServicesJ 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 Preventionabstract; J Shlay, L Warner, M Steiner, G Mansergh

D8 – Partnering With Hospital Emergency Departments for Syphilis Eliminationabstract, 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