Sexually Transmitted Infections

Paperback | April 3, 2011

byDavid Barlow

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With all the attention heaped upon the most deadly sexually transmitted infection of all (HIV), other non-fatal forms of infection have been somewhat neglected, and even overlooked in sexual education. However, incidences of STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea have been dramatically andsilently rising in many parts of the world in recent years - though receiving far less attention. It is now recognized that this is a major public health issue, affecting thousands of people, irrespective of background, education or social class. In Sexually Transmitted Infections: The Facts, David Barlow, for thirty years Consultant Physician at a large London teaching hospital, describes, in a readable, sensible and light style, the common and rare conditions which are seen in clinic. Case histories drawn from real patients illustrate manyof the pitfalls and problems that can arise from misunderstanding how diseases such as herpes or genital warts are transmitted. An important and novel section explains how and why the seemingly reliable tests from a hospital laboratory can be misleading and, in many cases, actually wrong. This newedition has been brought up to date with coverage of the new HPV vaccine for cervical cancer; recent work on the aetiology of bacterial vaginosis; evidence on treatment/management of genital herpes simplex, and a totally revived section on HIV and AIDS. Using the early section on symptoms, the reader is rapidly pointed to the relevant section of the book for explanations and reassurance. Providing essential information on all the main forms of sexually transmitted infections, the book delivers essential, accessible, pragmatic, information thatshould be read by all adults.

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With all the attention heaped upon the most deadly sexually transmitted infection of all (HIV), other non-fatal forms of infection have been somewhat neglected, and even overlooked in sexual education. However, incidences of STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea have been dramatically andsilently rising in many parts of the world in re...

Dr. David Barlow is Senior Physician in the Department of Genitourinary Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:April 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199595658

ISBN - 13:9780199595655

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Table of Contents

1. Sexually transmitted infections - what to do2. Understanding your results3. Vaginal discharge and vulval problems4. Gonorrhoea5. Non-specific genital infection6. Non-specific genital infection - complications7. Genital herpes8. Genital warts9. Syphilis and related diseases10. Tropical and other infections11. Hepatitis and other viral infections12. HIV and AIDS - the whys and wherefores13. HIV and AIDS - the clinical picture