runaways and homeless, 79, 81, 134, 139, 266, 272, 274

   sexual behavior, 36, 69, 81, 82, 93, 102-104, 124, 132, 143, 163, 200, 264, 268

   sexuality education, 4, 82, 89-90, 91, 108, 137-138, 140, 264, 265 , 386-388, 396, 398

   sex workers, 83, 266

   substance abuse, 37, 77, 81, 82, 392

   surveillance, 200

   susceptibility to infection, 28, 61, 71, 124

   syphilis, 82

   television portrayal of, 93

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 11, 145, 270

Advocacy, 133-134, 136, 214, 242, 393

Advocates for Youth, 95, 97

Aetna U.S. Healthcare, 190

African Americans

   access to services, 75

   adolescents, 130-131, 391-392

   clinic users, 177

   condom use, 38, 130-131, 148

   ectopic pregnancy deaths, 45

   initiation of sexual intercourse, 105

   interventions for, 391-392

   perceptions of risk, 125

   risk of STDs, 37-38

   women, 148

Age.

   See also Adolescents

   and access to care, 75

   and condom use, 148

   discrepancy between sex partners, 80

   and entry into marriage, 105

   and health education, 138-139, 268

   initiation of sexual intercourse, 104-105, 121, 124

   and STD infection, 40, 71

   U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended interventions by, 364-366

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 220, 244, 245, 248-249, 250, 292

AIDS, 28, 39.

   See also HIV infection

   cohort study, 51

   deaths, 49, 50

   lag time to development of, 71

   rates, 31

   research, 262

AIDS Action Council, 97

AIDS Community Demonstration Projects initiative, 136

AIDS Education and Training Centers, 207

Alabama, 82

Alan Guttmacher Institute, 98, 180

Alcohol use

   by adolescents, 77, 79

   and sexual behavior, 76, 79

   and STDs, 76, 79

American Association of Health Plans, 195, 282, 379

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 97

American Cancer Society, 232

American Counseling Association, 97

American Indians/Alaska Natives

   hepatitis B immunization, 145

   risk of STDs, 37

American Jewish Congress-Commission for Women's Equality, 97

American Medical Association, 97, 98, 290

American Orthopsychiatric Association, 98

American Psychological Association, 98

American Social Health Association, 98, 214

Anal

   cancer, 32, 36, 38, 42, 43, 46, 48

   gonorrhea, 204

   intercourse, 32, 124

   syphilis, 38

Antibiotic resistance, 34, 35, 158, 199, 312

Antibiotic therapy, 144, 145, 161, 162

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, risk of STDs, 37

Association for the Advancement of Health Education, 98

Association for Sex Education and Training, 98

Association of American Medical Colleges, 290

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 98

Association of Schools of Public Health, 212

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 98, 247

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, 212

Asymptotic infections, 107, 151, 312, 314

   chlamydial, 36, 70, 195, 312

   diagnosis of, 2, 20, 158

   gender and, 2, 20, 36

   gonorrhea, 36, 312

   hepatitis B, 70, 199

   herpes simplex virus, 107, 199

   HIV, 70, 153, 199



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