Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections in Our Community
In California, the cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea have increased to levels never seen before. In Los Angeles County, half of the gonorrhea cases present in youths 15 to 24 years of age. The number of babies born dead because of congenital syphilis has also increased, affecting Latino women more than three times as as often as white women. Promotores have a unique role as community leaders to help others overcome barriers, eliminate stigma, bring resources, and advocate for structural changes to make access to health services a reality. This interactive workshop will offer information about how sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are affecting our Latino community in Los Angeles County. We will also explain the follow-up process for people who test positive for STIs to prevent more infections. We will discuss the main obstacles to prevention and will provide resources for community testing and treatment. As a group, we will make proposals to end this epidemic.
- Know what STIs are more common in Los Angeles and what communities and ages are affected the most.
- Discuss the barriers to STI prevention in our communities and propose three alternatives to overcome those barriers.
- Learn from Planned Parenthood Los Angeles what the follow-up process is for STI positive cases to prevent other infections and obtain three resources in our communities for STI prevention