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Pinsky, Laura; Chiarilli, Daniel B.; Klausner, Jeffrey D.; Kull, Ryan M.; O'Keefe, Richard; Heffer, Calley; Seward, Samuel L., Jr. – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objectives: The study determined prevalence of asymptomatic nonurethral gonorrhea and chlamydia in men who have sex with men (MSM) seen at the Columbia University Health Service for routine care. Participants: The study enrolled 200 participants from March 2007 to May 2010. Results: Specimens were tested using culture and nucleic acid…
Descriptors: Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Clinics, Testing
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Sabharwal, Mallika; Masinter, Lisa; Weaver, Kingsley N. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Barriers to health care service utilization contribute to the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among teens. School-based STI screening programs reach adolescents outside of the clinic-based health care model and schools with school-based health centers (SBHCs) may expedite treatment because of their proximity to the…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Barriers
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Salerno, Jennifer; Darling-Fisher, Cindy; Hawkins, Nicole M.; Fraker, Elizabeth – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: This article describes a school-wide sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening to identify adolescent high-risk sexual behaviors, STI history/incidence, and presence of chlamydia and gonorrhea, and examines relationships between high-risk behaviors and screening positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea in an alternative high school…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Risk, Sexuality, Adolescents
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Merianos, Ashley L.; Rosen, Brittany L.; King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Fehr, Sara K. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
The study purpose is to examine the impact of early substance use on lifetime and past year contraction of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. A secondary analysis of the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (N = 52,529) was conducted to determine if lifetime or past year STD…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Correlation, National Surveys
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Sofalvi, Alan J. – Health Educator, 2017
Awareness of the history of health education efforts is important for health educators. The VD Radio Project, developed in the middle of the 20th century, was a cooperative effort of the United States Public Health Service and Columbia University designed to encourage people to be tested for sexually transmitted infections. How the campaign came…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention, Public Health
Nsuami, M. Jacques; Sanders, Ladatra S.; Taylor, Stephanie N. – American Journal of Health Education, 2010
Background: It has not been determined conclusively whether greater knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is associated with lower rates of STIs. Purpose: This study sought to determine STI knowledge among high school students and factors associated with such knowledge, and to determine whether poor STI knowledge is associated with…
Descriptors: Health Education, African Americans, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Oswalt, Sara B.; Eastman-Mueller, Heather P. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To examine college student health centers' (SHCs) practices related to sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and treatment over a 5-year period. Participants: College SHCs that completed the ACHA Pap and STI Survey between 2010 and 2014. Methods: Chi-square tests were conducted with Cramer's V providing a measure of association.…
Descriptors: College Students, School Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Screening Tests
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Leder, M. Ranee; Leber, Amy L.; Marcon, Mario J.; Scribano, Philip V. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nucleic acid amplification testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea in sexually abused girls. No studies describe performance of APTIMA Combo 2 Assay with second target confirmation on the same testing platform. This nucleic acid amplification testing is evaluated within a large child advocacy…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Females
Robison-Chadwell, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are preventable conditions for which treatment failure (specifically in gonorrhea) is becoming problematic. U.S. young adults (20-29 years) have high rates of STD incidence and prevention of these diseases, but reaching them to provide primary prevention educations is challenging due to low perceived…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention, At Risk Persons, Young Adults
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Chacko, Mariam R.; Markham, Christine; Thiel, Melanie; Crandall, Stacy M.; Peskin, Melissa F.; Shegog, Ross; Tortolero, Susan – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This study examined the acceptability and feasibility of using a biological outcome measure to evaluate a school-based sexuality education program. Confidential field-delivered sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing by nonmedical field staff and STI treatment by medically trained field staff was assessed in off-campus and…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Clinical Diagnosis, Off Campus Facilities
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Moore, Erin W. – Journal of American College Health, 2013
Objective: This study explored college students' reported history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and chlamydia/gonorrhea and characteristics of students reporting testing. Additionally, it assessed their motivation regarding future testing and reasons for lack of motivation. Participants: The sample consisted of 292 sexually experienced…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Medical Evaluation, Screening Tests, Sexuality
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Sanders, Ladatra S.; Nsuami, Malanda; Cropley, Lorelei D.; Taylor, Stephanie N. – Health Education Journal, 2007
Objective: To determine reasons given by high school students for refusing to participate in a school-based noninvasive chlamydia and gonorrhea screening that was offered at no cost to students, using the health belief model as theoretical framework. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Public high schools in a southern urban United States…
Descriptors: High Schools, Health Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Genetics
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Smith, P. Davis; Roberts, Craig M. – Journal of American College Health, 2009
Objective: The authors describe the cervical cytology and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing patterns of US college health centers. Participants and Methods: A total of 128 self-selected US college health centers--representing more than 2 million college students--completed an online survey during February and March 2007. Results: Almost…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Screening Tests, Cytology
Cohen, Adam Carl – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that men have recently experienced a rise in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)--particularly chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. While STI testing has improved in cost, portability, and accuracy, STI notification still relies on telephone calls. Prompt STI…
Descriptors: Patients, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Pinkerton, Steven D.; Chesson, Harrell W.; Crosby, Richard A.; Layde, Peter M. – Evaluation Review, 2011
A mathematical model of HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI) transmission was used to examine how linearity or nonlinearity in the relationship between the number of unprotected sex acts (or the number of sex partners) and the risk of acquiring HIV or a highly infectious STI (such as gonorrhea or chlamydia) affects the utility of sexual…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Risk, Behavior Change
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