The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

August 22, 2012

Special Event

Webinar: Contraception and STI/HIV: Balancing the Tradeoffs in Different Contexts

August 29, 2012; 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM CDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) and the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) have partnered to bring a quarterly series of lectures on STI prevention by world renowned scientists and STI experts. In this webinar, Dr. Ward Cates will discuss the methods to promote sexual ‘wellness’ through contraception use and STI/HIV prevention. Click on the above link to register!

Special Event

MTV Casting Now For Documentary Special

Contact As Soon As Possible, If Interested

MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation are working together to create documentary special about HIV/AIDS in America today as seen through the eyes of young people living with the disease. They are looking for HIV positive people who appear to be between the ages of 16-24 to share personal stories of how HIV has affected their lives, including both the challenges they face as well as how they have triumphed. Click on the link to learn more and sign up!

In the News

CDC: Dip in Oral Sex Among Teens, But Numbers Still High

ABC news, August 16, 2012

The National Center for Health Statistics released new data that shows a decrease in oral sex among youth based on data from 2002-2010. Researchers say that two-thirds of youth between ages 15-24 have had experience with oral sex. This is especially important to note since many youth mistakenly believe that oral sex does not lead to STI exposure and transmission. Click on the above link to read more!

Latest Research

Sexting, Substance Use, and Sexual Risk Behavior in Young Adults

Benotsch, E.G., Snipes, D.J., Martin, A.M., Bull, S.S. (Aug, 2012). Journal of Adolescent Health.

Young adults are frequent early adopters of new technologies, including cell phones. Most research on sexting, the act of sending sexually explicit or suggestive images via text image, has focused on the legal and social consequences of this behavior.  This study focused on the public health implications of sexting by examining associations between sexting, substance use, and sexual risk behavior in youth. Click on the link to read more!

 Tools You Can Use

NCHHSTP Atlas Update Includes Viral Hepatitis and TB to HIV, AIDS, STD Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) has recently added viral hepatitis and TB surveillance data to its online Atlas. Users can create interactive maps, tables, and other graphics of surveillance data trends and patterns. These images can also be downloaded for personal use.  Click the link above to learn more!

Funding Opportunities

Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking

Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: May 07, 2014


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and National Institutes of Health are accepting applications from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the factors that mediate and moderate the impact of alcohol advertising and other alcohol promotions on youth drinking. Click the link to learn more!


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