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Most people know that HIV, the AIDS virus, is a killer, but how familiar are they with other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? About one in every 6 people in the US is infected with an STD and nearly one half of those infected are under 25. AIDS is only part of the STD epidemic. In this highly-readable question and answer book, readers will find the information they need to understand and guard against the transmission of AIDS and other STDs. The book is forthright, direct, and non-judgmental in its approach. New coverage to this edition includes updated information on AIDS and HIV/AIDS treatments and new important chapters on prevention. P Everyone concerned about his or her health in regards to sexual activity and prevention of STDs.
1.What Are STDs?
The Scope of the Epidemic.
2.What You Should Know about the AIDS Epidemic.
What Is AIDS?
How Prevalent Is HIV/AIDS?
Who Is Most at Risk?
What Does the Future Hold?
3.What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS Illness and Transmission.
AIDS and the Immune System.
The Progression of HIV Infection to AIDS.
What You Should Know about HIV Transmission.
How HIV Is Not Transmitted.
4.What You Should Know About Women and AIDS.
HIV Infection and AIDS among Women Is Increasing at Alarming Rates.
HIV Transmission in Women.
Does HIV Infection and AIDS Follow a Different Course in Men and Women?
5.What You Should Know About HIV Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS.
6.What You Should Know About Gonorrhea.
What Is Gonorrhea?
How Widespread Is Gonorrhea?
What Are the Symptoms of Gonorrhea?
How Is Gonorrhea Transmitted?
What Are the Risks of Contracting Gonorrhea?
What Are the Risks Associated with Untreated Gonorrhea?
How Is Gonorrhea Diagnosed?
How Is Gonorrhea Treated?
7.What You Should Know About Syphilis.
What Is Syphilis?
How Widespread is Syphilis?
How is Syphilis Transmitted?
What Are the Symptoms of Syphilis?
How is Syphilis Diagnosed?
How is Syphilis Treated?
8.What You Should Know About Chlamydia.
What Is Chlamydia?
Urethral Infections and Chlamydia.
What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?
Chlamydia Typically Occurs without Symptoms.
How is Chlamydia Transmitted?
What Are the Risks Associated with Untreated Chlamydia?
How Are Chlamydial Infections Diagnosed?
How Are Chlamydial Infections Treated?
9.What You Should Know About Vaginal Infections.
What is Vaginitis?
What Causes Vaginitis?
What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?
What is Candidiasis?
What is Trichomoniasis?
What You Should Know about Treating Vaginal Infections.
How to Reduce the Risk of Vaginitis.
10.What You Should Know About Herpes.
What is Herpes?
How Many People Have Herpes?
How is Herpes Transmitted?
Health Risks Associated with Genital Herpes.
What Are the Symptoms of Genital Herpes?
What Are the Symptoms of Oral Herpes?
How is Herpes Diagnosed?
How is Herpes Treated?
What Should You Do if You Suspect You Have Contracted Genital Herpes?
Coping with the Emotional Consequences of Genital Herpes.
11.What You Should Know About Viral Hepatitis and Genital Warts.
What You Should Know about Viral Hepatitis.
What You Should Know about Genital Warts.
12.What You Should Know about Other STDs.
STDs Caused by “Yechtoparasites” (Actually Ectoparasites).
What You Should Know about Pediculosis (“Crabs”).
What You Should Know about Scabies.
What You Should Know about Some Less Common STDs.
13.What You Should Know about STD Prevention: It's More Than Just Safer Sex.
Hey There! Get with the Program. This Thing Is a Killer.
Why Not Abstinence?
Saying No to Sexual Pressure.
Safer Sex Techniques.
Other Ways of Protecting Yourself from STDs.
What to Do if You Suspect You Have Contracted an STD.
If You are Being Treated for an STD. . .
What to Do if You Test Positive for HIV.
14.What You Should Know About Condoms and How to Use Them.
What is a Condom?
What Are the Different Types of Condoms?
How to Use a Condom.
Reasons that People Give for Not Using Condoms.
What to Say and Do if Your Partner Says No.
15.Hotlines to Sexual Health.
National Toll-Free Hotlines for Information about AIDS and Other STDs.
Where to Call or Write for Additional Information about AIDS and Other STDs.
Where to Obtain Help or Information about Herpes.