BROADCAST: Caring for Adolescents with STDs
Despite the fact that 3 to 6 million teens acquire sexually transmitted diseases each year, adolescents receive less than optimal STD prevention and care. As a result, many will have long-term health problems. This course will offer clinicians the most current information about how to better serve this unique population. "Caring for Adolescents with STDs" is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers who treat patients with STDs. Topics include: important public health issues; the biological and psychosocial aspects of adolescent development and its influence on sexuality and behavior; how to perform a comprehensive and productive interview and sexual history; effective communication and management techniques; unique aspects of the physical exam and laboratory testing issues.
After the broadcast, clinicians should be able to:
- conduct an accurate risk assessment and negotiate a realistic risk reduction plan with clients
- describe barriers to prevention
- identify factors that are unique in the clinical management of adolescents
- discuss recommendations for screening
Agenda for Program and Slides / Lecture Notes
M.D., Chief, Adolescent Activities Unit, Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Gail Bolan, M.D.Moderator, Chief, STD Control Branch, California Department of Health Services, Division of Communicable Disease Control, Berkeley, CA
F. Bruce Coles, D.O.Moderator, Director, Bureau of STD Control, New York State Department of Health, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University at Albany
Jonathan M. Ellen, M.D.Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent MedicineDepartment of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S.Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Donna Futterman, M.D.Director, Adolescent AIDS Program, Montefiore Medical Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY
Erica Bisgyer Monasterio, M.S.N., F.N.P.Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
This conference was made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and unrestricted educational grants from the following pharmaceutical companies: Roche Laboratories, Glaxo Wellcome, Abbott Laboratories and Merck & Co., Inc., with additional support from Pfizer Labs.