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  1. Overview of Gonorrhea Arkansas Department of Health STD Program Telephone: 501-661-2961 Email: mark.barnes@arkansas.gov

  2. Reported Cases of Gonorrhea: Arkansas, 1995 - 2008 Number of Cases Year

  3. Rate of Gonorrhea per 100,000 Population: Arkansas, 1995 - 2008 Rate per 100,000 Population Year 2010 Objective (19 per 100,000) Year Rates for 1995 to 1999 calculated with 1990 Census denominator. Rates for 2000 to present calculated with 2000 Census denominator.

  4. Rates of Gonorrhea per 100,000 Population, by Gender: Arkansas, 2000– 2008 Rate per 100,000 Population Year Rates for 2000 to present calculated with 2000 Census denominator.

  5. Rates of Gonorrhea per 100,000 PopulationArkansas, 2008Select Populations

  6. Race/Ethnicity* among Gonorrhea Cases, by Sex: Arkansas, 2008 Female Gonorrhea Cases Male Gonorrhea Cases N=1,989 N=2,521 *Race and ethnicity are combined. Persons identified as Hispanic, alone or in combination with any US Census race category, are included in the Hispanic category. Persons in all other race categories are non-Hispanic. * “Asian” category includes Asian / Pacific Islander / Native Hawaiian groups. * “American Indian” category includes American Indian and Alaska Native groups. * Distribution represent cases with a specified race/ethnicity.In 2008, 7.5% of Gonorrhea cases (8.2% male, 6.9% female) had neither race nor ethnicity specified in the disease report. Total N includes cases with unknown race/ethnicity.

  7. Reported Cases of Gonorrhea : Arkansas, Top Five Incidence Counties in 20082001– 2008 Number of Cases Year Rates for 2000 to present calculated with 2000 Census denominator.

  8. 2008 Reported GonorrheaBy Report SourceArkansas N=4,511

  9. 2008 GC Morbidity by Provider Type

  10. ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Electronic Field Records Pilot • Partnership with Neighboring States • Testing in Nontraditional Areas (i.e. bookstores) • Integration of HIV Testing into HIV Care Providers • Switching to NAAT • Newly Released RFA

  11. CHALLENGES • Increase Case Load of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia • Staff Capacity • Developing Internet Based Outreach • Growing Partners of BMSM and WMSM • IDU/Drug Users • Community Capacity • Doing More for Less

  12. FUTURE PRIORITIES • Internet Work Group • Policy for Access to Relevant Websites • Outreach Strategy • Increasing Community Partnership • Increasing Peer Leaders • Integrating Community and ADH • Integration of HIV Prevention with Care Providers

  13. THANK YOU!