The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) and The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) have partnered to bring you the latest research and best practices for STD prevention with the STD Prevention Science Series.
This quarterly series will bring lectures on cutting edge issues by scientists and program experts of world renown to all persons interested in the prevention of STI including HIV.
December 12, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
Sharon Hillier, PhD
Unpacking PID: Mysterious Microbes, Diagnostic Dilemmas and Triple Treatments
Dr. Hillier will provide an update on new data describing the etiology of PID, a condition that affects an estimated 750,000 women in the US yearly. While Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are recognized as etiologic agents of PID, the data from recent studies of women having acute PID has demonstrated that fewer than half of women have one or both of these sexually transmitted pathogens. Most cases of nongonococcal, nonchlamydial PID are polymicrobial. Specifically, Atopobium vaginae, G vaginalis clade B, nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae, and other selected anaerobes are emerging as microorganisms which are present more frequently among women having histologically confirmed PID. These data have implications for the treatment of PID and prevention of infertility.
Participants can join the event by clicking here and calling 1-888-606-5949. The conference number is PW4841846 and the participant passcode is 2894953.
Download a flyer about the presentation here.
HIV Transmission Dynamics: From Viral Particles to Sexual
Networks. Implications for HIV Prevention
by Thomas Quinn, MD, MS
Director of Global Health, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Director for International Research, NIAID
Dr. Quinn reviews the current epidemiological trends in the global AIDS pandemic and review recent findings in the dynamics of viral transmission from both a viral and population level perspective. He will discuss how this biomedical information can be incorporated in the implementation of combination preventions strategies in efforts to control this pandemic.
Program Science in STI and HIV Prevention – Global Challenges and Emerging Experience
James Blanchard, MD, MPH, PhD
Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba
“Program Science” is a relatively new construct that has emerged to help address the gap between the domains of public health programs and scientific research. In this presentation Dr. Blanchard discusses the challenges and issues for developing, synthesizing and translating scientific knowledge into the design and implementation of public health programs focusing on STI and HIV prevention. Examples from several different countries in diverse epidemiological and socio-cultural contexts are used to illustrate emerging approaches to improve assessment and program strategies, definition of programs and prevention services, and measuring the progress and achievement of programs.
The Microbiome of the Penis in Adolescent Men
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
In this seminar, Dr. Fortenberry summarizes methodologic issues in conducting a prospective study of the penis microbiome among 14-17 year old adolescents. The microbiota of the coronal sulcus and urethra will be described, along with potential interactions of the penis microbiota with urethritis, Chlamydia infections and other STI. The overall objective is to develop a new paradigm for understanding the developmental sexual health of young men.
The Road From Observation to Intervention to Implementation: Perspectives of a Pragmatic HIV Prevention Researcher
Connie Celum, MD, MPH
University of Washington, Seattle
In this webinar, Dr. Celum describes lessons learned in moving from observational epidemiology of STIs and HIV interaction with a focus on HSV-2 to testing interventions to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission. She describes work on combination HIV prevention to achieve high coverage of HIV testing and linkages to effective interventions (HIV treatment and male circumcision) in subSaharan Africa.
Contraception and STI/HIV: Balancing the Tradeoffs in Different Contexts
by Ward Cates, MD, MPH
Dr. Cates introduces health care professionals and program staff who serve people at risk for STDs to the five reproductive life stages (RLS) of women. The webinar also highlights how contraceptive choice affects a woman’s STI/HIV risk as well as how STD/HIV context could affect contraceptive options.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
For complete information on Continuing Education and this program, please visit the CDC website.
It’s Not Just the Pathogen Anymore: The Genital Microbiome and Implications for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
University of Washington, Seattle
BV is a common cause of vaginitis and increases women’s risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and risk of STD/HIV acquisition. This session provides background on BV, and discuss recent developments in our understanding of the epidemiologic and microbiologic data that inform understanding of this complex dysbiosis.