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Is There an Association Between Alcohol Consumption and Sexually Transmitted Diseases? A Systematic Review
Posted: Jul 24, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

Is There an Association Between Alcohol Consumption and Sexually Transmitted Diseases? A Systematic Review

Objective/Goal: The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of published literature on the association between problematic alcohol consumption and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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Changing patterns of knowledge, reported behaviour and sexually transmitted infections in a South African gold mining community
Posted: Jul 24, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

Changing patterns of knowledge, reported behaviour and sexually transmitted infections in a South African gold mining community

Background: In 1998, a major HIV intervention project was started in a mining community in Carletonville, South Africa. This included community-based peer education, condom distribution, syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections (STI), and presumptive STI treatment for sex workers.
Objectives: To investigate changes in sexual behaviour and the prevalence of STI before and 2 years after the start of the HIV prevention programme.
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Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Associated Sexual Risk Behaviors: A Systematic…
Posted: Jul 24, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Associated Sexual Risk Behaviors: A Systematic…

Purpose: This systematic review provides a comprehensive, updated assessment of programs with evidence of effectiveness in reducing teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or associated sexual risk behaviors.
Methods: The review was conducted in four steps. First, multiple literature search strategies were used to identify relevant studies released from 1989 through January 2011. Second, identified studies were screened against prespecified eligibility criteria. Third, studies were assessed by teams of two trained reviewers for the quality and execution of their research designs. Fourth, for studies that passed the quality assessment, the review team extracted and analyzed information on the research design, study sample, evaluation setting, and program impacts.

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Dating Violence and Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adolescent Females
Posted: Jul 24, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

Dating Violence and Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adolescent Females

Objective. Previous studies demonstrate significant associations between dating-violence victimization and sexual risk behaviors among adolescent girls; however, a relationship between dating violence and actual sexually transmitted disease (STD)/HIV testing and diagnosis has yet to be investigated among a representative sample. The present study assesses associations between dating violence and STD/HIV testing and diagnosis among a representative sample of sexually active adolescent girls.

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HIV/STI Risk-Reduction- Intervention Efficacy with South African Adolescents Over 54 Months
Posted: Jul 24, 2017
Category: Sexually transmitted infections

HIV/STI Risk-Reduction- Intervention Efficacy with South African Adolescents Over 54 Months

Objective: Little research has tested HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk-reduction interventions’ effects on early adolescents as they age into middle and late adolescence. This study tested whether intervention-induced reductions in unprotected intercourse during a 12-month period endured over a 54-month period and whether the intervention reduced the prevalence of STIs, which increase risk for HIV.

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