Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that diagnosing, treating, and preventing the millions of potentially life-threatening sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur each year in the U.S. is one of the greatest public health challenges today.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, 6th Edition, offers basic information about sexual health and the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common sexually transmitted diseases. It discusses trends in STD rates, developments in STD vaccine research, and tips on talking to doctors and sexual partners.

The information in this book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Diseases identifies the parts of the male and female reproductive system and discusses trends in STD rates in the United States. It also examines the impact of these diseases on women, men, children and teens, and older adults. The part concludes with statistical information on racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately affected by STDs.

Part II: Types of STDs identifies the symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments of common types of STDs, including chancroid, chlamydia, donovanosis, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis, HPV, lymphogranuloma venereum, and syphilis, and trichomoniasis. The part also includes information on how HIV causes AIDS and the disease’s transmission, testing, and treatment, as well as strategies for living with HIV and paying for medical care.

Part III: Complications That May Accompany STD Infection provides information about infections and syndromes that may develop after sexual contact, such as bacterial vaginosis, cytomegalovirus, yeast infection, molluscum contagiosum, pubic lice, and scabies. The part also provides information about conditions related to STDs that can cause long-term health complications for men and women, including cervicitis, congenital syphilis, epididymitis, infertility and pregnancy complications, pelvic inflammatory disease, and vaginitis.

Part IV: STD Testing and Treatment Concerns offers information about how medical professionals test patients for STDs and addresses common issues associated with STD testing, such as maintaining confidentiality and discussing STDs with healthcare providers. Information about fake and unproven STD treatment products is also included.

Part V: STD Risks and Prevention discusses sexual behaviors that increase the likelihood of STD transmission, such as choosing high-risk partners and using illegal substances. The part also offers tips on talking to sexual partners and adolescents about STDs and addresses the effectiveness of sexual and abstinence education as forms of STD prevention. The part concludes with information about preventing STDs by using safer sex, by using medication after a known exposure to STDs, by preventing the transmission of these diseases from a pregnant woman to her child, and by using STD vaccines and microbicides.

Part VI: Living With HIV discusses the various aspects involved in living with HIV and medical care associated with it. This part also talks about family planning, dieting, and smoking and substance abuse and their impact. The part concludes with additional information on travel preparation and travelling abroad.

Part VII: Additional Help and Information provides a glossary of important terms related to sexually transmitted diseases and a directory of organizations that offer information to people with STDs or their sexual partners.

Reviews

“Aside from discussing particular diseases, chapters explore vastly important issues of testing confidentiality, talking with health care professionals and sexual partners, substance abuse, sex education, and vaccinations.

This sixth edition conveys the most up-to-date information in regards to sexually transmitted diseases relative to the rapid advancements in research happening as we write this.

The reference is not designed to replace professional medical counsel; however, it succeeds at providing sound information about STDs, their devastating consequences, and the hope for prevention. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017