Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control

Other | September 25, 2012

byLawrence R. Stanberry, Lawrence R. Stanberry, Susan L Rosenthal

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The last decade has seen a huge amount of change in the area of sexually transmitted infection control and prevention, including the development of high-profile vaccines for preventing the spread of cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), novel control methods for HIV and AIDS, and even the discussion of more widespread use of controversial abstinence-only sex education programs. Fully revised and updated to reflect the changes of the past ten years,Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Control and Prevention2nd Editionbrings researchers, clinical investigators, clinicians, and students the most up-to-date research, findings and thought on sexual infection prevention, control and therapy available and serves as an essential reference for anyone working in the field.



  • Provides comprehensive coverage of epidemiology, physiology and immunology, featuring general preventive strategies such as behavioural modification, barrier methods and topical microbicides
  • Presents individual chapters on Herpes Simplex Virus, Papillomavirus, Hepatitis B, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Includes pathogenesis, microbiology and clinical manifestations of each STD, along with current advances in vaccine development

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The last decade has seen a huge amount of change in the area of sexually transmitted infection control and prevention, including the development of high-profile vaccines for preventing the spread of cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), novel control methods for HIV and AIDS, and even the discussion of more widespread use...

Format:OtherDimensions:526 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124157564

ISBN - 13:9780124157569

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Table of Contents

I. Epidemiology, Physiology and Immunology

1. Global Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

2. The Genital Tract: Anatomical, Developmental, and Microbiological Factors Affecting STD Acquisition

3. Mucosal Immunity in the Human Reproductive Tract: Balancing Reproductive Potential with Protection against Sexually Transmitted Pathogens

II. Strategies for Prevention and Control

4. Contextual Factors Associated with Sexually Transmitted Infections

5. Abstinence and Curricular Approaches to STI Prevention for Adolescents

6. Male Circumcision: A Tool for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

7. Issues in Men's Reproductive Health

8. Physical Barrier Methods: Acceptance Use and Effectiveness

9. Topical Microbicides for HIV and STD Prevention

10. Topical Microbicide Acceptability

11. STD Vaccine Acceptability in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

III. Pathogens and Vaccines

12. Genital and Perinatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections

13. The Epidemiology and Control of Human Papillomavirus Infection and Clinical Disease

14. Hepatitis B Virus Infection

15. Chlamydia

16. Gonorrhea: Epidemiology, Control and Prevention

17. Syphilis

18. Bacterial Vaginosis