Health Reference: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 078081519X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815193
  • DDC: 616.95
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new sixth edition offers basic information about sexual health and the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It discusses trends in STD rates, developments in STD vaccine research, and tips on talking to doctors and sexual partners. It includes a glossary of technical terms and a directory of resources for additional information and support.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
1: Overview of Sexual Health and the Reproductive System.
2: Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
3: The Global HIV/AIDs Epidemic.
4: Trends in STD Infection in the United States.
5: Women and STDs.
6: Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Men.
7: Child Sexual Abuse and STDs.
8: STDs in Adolescents and Young Adults.
9: STDs in Older Adults.
10: STDs in Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
11: STDs in People in Correctional Facilities.
12: Why STD Prevention is Important.
Types of STDs.
13: Common Symptoms of STDs.
14: Chancroid.
15: Chlamydia.
16: Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis).
17: Gonorrhea.
18: Herpes.
19: Hepatitis.
21: Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
22: Lymphogranuloma Venereum.
23: Syphilis.
24: Trichomoniasis.
Complications That May Accompany STD Infection.
25: Infections and Syndromes That Develop after Sexual Contact.
26: Cervicitis.
27: Congenital Syphilis.
28: Epididymitis.
29: Infertility Linked to STD Infection.
30: Neurosyphilis.
31: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
32: Pregnancy Complications and STDs.
33: Vaginitis.
STD Testing and Treatment Concerns.
34: Frequently Asked Questions about STD and HIV Testing.
35: Newly Diagnosed: What You Need to Know.
36: STD and HIV Screening Recommendations.
37: Talking to Your Health Care Professional about STDs.
38: Confidentiality Issues Associated with STD Testing.
39: Understanding Antibiotic Resistance and STD Treatment.
40: Beware of Fake STD Treatment Products.
STD Risks and Prevention.
41: Sexual Behaviors That Increase the Likelihood of STD Transmission.
42: STDs and Substance Use.
43: Other Behaviors That Increase STD Risk.
44: Talking to Sexual Partners Can Reduce STD Risk.
45: Talking to Your Child or Teen about STD Prevention.
46: Overview of Sex Education.
47: Sex Education and STD Prevention.
48: Preventing STDs with Safer Sex.
49: Preventing STDs after Possible or Certain Exposure.
50: Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission.
51: Needle Exchange Programs.
52: STD Vaccines and Microbicides.
Healthy Living with HIV.
53: HIV: Life after Diagnosis.
54: Opportunistic Infections.
55: Partnering with Your Health Care Provider.
56: Meeting the Cost for Medical Care.
57: The Importance of a Healthy Diet.
58: Family Planning and HIV.
59: Smoking, Substance Abuse, and HIV.
60: Things to Be Aware of While Traveling Abroad.
Additional Help and Information.
61: Glossary of Terms Related to Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
62: Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases.