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Utilizing Technology to Raise the Awareness of STDs/Teen Pregnancy in Arkansas Kathleen Courtney Coordinated School Health Arkansas Dept. of Education.

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1 Utilizing Technology to Raise the Awareness of STDs/Teen Pregnancy in Arkansas Kathleen Courtney Coordinated School Health Arkansas Dept. of Education Kathleen Courtney Coordinated School Health Arkansas Dept. of Education 2012 ArSCA Conference June 14, 2012 Hot Springs Convention Center 2012 ArSCA Conference June 14, 2012 Hot Springs Convention Center

2 What’s Happening in Arkansas? STIs

3 Chlamydia In Arkansas by Age 37% 37% ADH – 2011 Arkansas STD Annual Report

4 Chlamydia In Arkansas by Gender ADH – 2011 Arkansas STD Annual Report

5 Chlamydia In Arkansas by Race ADH – 2011 Arkansas STD Annual Report

6 Gonorrhea In Arkansas by Age 31% 31% ADH – 2011 Arkansas STD Annual Report

7 Gonorrhea In Arkansas by Gender ADH – 2011 Arkansas STD Annual Report

8 Gonorrhea In Arkansas by Race ADH – 2011 Arkansas STD Annual Report

9 Arkansas Ranks: 3 rd in Syphilis 6 th in Chlamydia 7 th in Gonorrhea Arkansas Ranks: 3 rd in Syphilis 6 th in Chlamydia 7 th in Gonorrhea 37% yrs 31% Yrs 11% 5-19 Yrs CDC

10 43% 43% Reported Cases of HIV by Age ADH – 2011 Arkansas HIV Annual Report N =259

11 One/fifth, or 240,000 of the 1.2 million HIV carriers in the U.S. are not aware that they are infected. USA Today – 5/16/12

12 1)Mississippi6, % 2)New Mexico3, % 3)ARKANSAS 5, % 4)Texas 47, % 5)Oklahoma6, % 6)Louisiana7, % 7)Kentucky6, % 8)West Virginia2, % 9)Alabama7, % 10)Tennessee9, % 1)Mississippi6, % 2)New Mexico3, % 3)ARKANSAS 5, % 4)Texas 47, % 5)Oklahoma6, % 6)Louisiana7, % 7)Kentucky6, % 8)West Virginia2, % 9)Alabama7, % 10)Tennessee9, % CDC/NCHS: Data Brief # CDC/NCHS: Data Brief # Arkansas Ranks 3 rd in Teen Births – Ages 15-19

13 TotalMale Female9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Black* Hispanic White* * Non Hispanic Percentage of students who ever had sexual intercourse – Arkansas Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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15 Raise Awareness in Arkansas Problem with: - Teen STDs - Unintended Pregnancies Raise Awareness in Arkansas Problem with: - Teen STDs - Unintended Pregnancies

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22 HIV/STD/Teen Pregnancy Risky Behaviors HIV/STD/Teen Pregnancy Risky Behaviors HIV: Myths – Facts

23 Kathleen Courtney Coordinated School Health


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