Webinar: From Partner Services to Field Services: The Evolving Role of Public Health Outreach to Control HIV/STDsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 02/27/2014 07:45 AM EST
From Partner Services to Field Services: The Evolving Role of Public Health Outreach to Control HIV/STDs
by Matthew Golden, MDMARCH 13, 2014: 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Please join us for the first STD Prevention Science Series webinar of this year when Dr. Matthew Golden will speak about the evolving role of HIV/STD public health outreach. Partner services have been a component of STD control since the 1940s, but were not initially widely employed to combat the HIV epidemic and were never adequately funded to meaningfully affect rates of chlamydial infection. The advent of expedited partner therapy for gonorrhea and chlamydial infection, a new national emphasis on the HIV care continuum, and HIV/STD program integration are now altering the role of disease investigation and outreach for HIV/STD control, both in the U.S. and in low income nations.
Dr. Golden’s talk will present evidence supporting an expanded role for field outreach in the control of HIV/STD and discuss outstanding operational research questions that confront this area of public health practice.
Dr. Matthew Golden is the Director of the Public Health at the Seattle & King County HIV/STD Program, and a professor of medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. He received a BA in history from Grinnell College; an MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins University; and completed residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Washington. Dr. Golden’s research seeks to integrate public health practice with operational research in the area of HIV/STD prevention. Much of his work has related to the implementation of expedited partner services for gonorrhea and chlamydial infection, HIV partner services, and the use of field outreach to improve the HIV care continuum.
Attending the Presentation
Participants can attend the STD Prevention Science Series in person in Building 8, Conference Room 1 A/B on the Corporate Square CDC Campus in Atlanta or byjoining the event online and calling 1-888-469-3009. The conference number is PW4464222 and the participant passcode is 2509900.
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