Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control [NOOK Book]

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There are 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases every year.
This growing world-wide problem has captured the concern of medical professionals, behavioural scientists, and public health officials.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention and Control provides a comprehensive assessment of the global epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases plus current data on various strategies for controlling the epidemic, with ...
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Overview

There are 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases every year.
This growing world-wide problem has captured the concern of medical professionals, behavioural scientists, and public health officials.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention and Control provides a comprehensive assessment of the global epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases plus current data on various strategies for controlling the epidemic, with particular focus on vaccines. The editors and authors represent the leading authorities in the field and provide international and multi-disciplinary expertise.
This book is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians working in infectious diseases, virology, microbiology, immunology and vaccine development. This work will also be of key interest to medical students, physicians and workers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and public and world health organisations.

Key Features
* Comprehensive coverage of epidemiology, physiology and immunology
* General preventive strategies such as behavioural modification, barrier methods and topical microbicides
* Individual chapters on Herpes Simplex Virus, Papillomavirus, Hepatitis B, HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Cytomegalovirus and Chlamydia
* Pathogenesis, microbiology and clinical manifestations of each STD
* Current advances in vaccine development
* Foreword by Julius Schachter, President of the American STD Association

Audience: Researchers in virology, microbiology, infectious disease, and immunology; research clinicians and medical microbiologists, vaccine technolgists, molecular biologists, biochemists, and biotechnologists working on vaccine development; centers for disease control, public and world health organizations, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies.

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Editorial Reviews

Bradley P. Stoner
This book is a review of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of various sexually transmitted agents, as well the current of research in STD vaccine development. Non-specific STD control strategies are also described. "The editors seek to define the worldwide scope of STD/HIV epidemiology, as well as to review the current status of research on STD prevention. Current efforts to develop preventive and therapeutic vaccines for various STD pathogens are considered in detail. Effective vaccine candidates for most of these infections are not yet available in clinical practice. "The book will appeal to infectious disease practitioners and researchers, as well as molecular microbiologists and virologists interested in STD vaccine development. The contirbutors are credible, well-published authorities in their areas. The language is appropriate for advanced practitioners and researchers at the postgraduate level. "STD epidemiology, genital tract anatomy, and nonspecific STD prevention methods such as condoms and microbicides are summarized in the first half of the book. In the second half the focus is on state-of-the-art reviews of research in specific viral (HPV, HSV, CMV, HBV, HIV) and bacterial (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) pathogens, with an emphasis on prospects for effective vaccine development. The viral sections are somewhat stronger, inasmuch as greater amounts of molecular research are summarized in these chapters. "This volume is a concise overview of the current global epidemiology of STD/HIV infections, as well as the state of current research in STD vaccine development. The editors may have maintained a more cohesive focus by emphasizing viral STDs, since most of the recentvaccine research is focused on advances in molecular virology. By contrast, the three bacterial STD chapters are less comprehensive in scope, and some STDs (e.g., chancroid, trichomoniasis) are covered only briefly in the epidemiological section. This book may serve as a suitable companion volume but will not replace larger STD reference texts such as Holmes' Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 3rd Edition (McGraw Hill, 1999).
New England Journal Of Medicine
...presents an abundance of information that provides a clear understanding of sexually transmitted pathogens, factors that must be addressed in efforts to control the spread of disease, and the state of research on barrier methods of prevention and vaccines. Because of the wide range of topics covered in the book, it will be important reading for students, scientists, and public health practitioners, providing guidance on how best to use the tools we have today while clearly describing the tools needed to complete the armamentarium and the road toward their development.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bradley P. Stoner, MD, PhD (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This book is a review of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of various sexually transmitted agents, as well the current of research in STD vaccine development. Non-specific STD control strategies are also described.
Purpose: The editors seek to define the worldwide scope of STD/HIV epidemiology, as well as to review the current status of research on STD prevention. Current efforts to develop preventive and therapeutic vaccines for various STD pathogens are considered in detail. Effective vaccine candidates for most of these infections are not yet available in clinical practice.
Audience: The book will appeal to infectious disease practitioners and researchers, as well as molecular microbiologists and virologists interested in STD vaccine development. The contirbutors are credible, well-published authorities in their areas. The language is appropriate for advanced practitioners and researchers at the postgraduate level.
Features: STD epidemiology, genital tract anatomy, and nonspecific STD prevention methods such as condoms and microbicides are summarized in the first half of the book. In the second half the focus is on state-of-the-art reviews of research in specific viral (HPV, HSV, CMV, HBV, HIV) and bacterial (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) pathogens, with an emphasis on prospects for effective vaccine development. The viral sections are somewhat stronger, inasmuch as greater amounts of molecular research are summarized in these chapters.
Assessment: This volume is a concise overview of the current global epidemiology of STD/HIV infections, as well as the state of current research in STD vaccine development. The editors may have maintained a more cohesive focus by emphasizing viral STDs, since most of the recent vaccine research is focused on advances in molecular virology. By contrast, the three bacterial STD chapters are less comprehensive in scope, and some STDs (e.g., chancroid, trichomoniasis) are covered only briefly in the epidemiological section. This book may serve as a suitable companion volume but will not replace larger STD reference texts such as Holmes' Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 3rd Edition (McGraw Hill, 1999).
From the Publisher
Praise for the previous edition:

"This is a comprehensive and well rounded textbook...There is a good balance between physiology and pathogenesis of infection and treatment and prevention aspects...Read from cover to cover, this book will give the reader an extensive and broad understanding of the subject." - Microbiology Today "Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vaccines, Prevention, and Control provides a series of compact reviews on different important aspects of sexually transmitted infections. It has been edited and writen by leading authorities of international reputation...Each chapter ends with a long list of useful references...The main portion of the book comprehensively presents the important pathogens of sexually transmitted infections and the research aimed at developing vaccines against them...The book is useful and important reading for those interested in infectious diseases and their prevention, control and vaccine development." - The Journal of Medical Microbiology "The book...presents an abundance of information that provides a clear understanding of sexually transmitted pathogens, factors that must be addressed in efforts to control the spread of disease, and the state of research on barrier methods of prevention and vaccines. Because of the wide range of topics covered in the book, it will be important reading for students, scientists, and public health practitioners, providing guidance on how best to use the tools we have today while clearly describing the tools needed to complete the armamentarium and road toward their development." - The New England Journal of Medicine


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080541143
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/12/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 468
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Stanberry is a highly respected authority in vaccine development. Dr. Stanberry focuses on sexually transmitted diseases research and has made important contributions in the area of tropical microbicides an in herpes simplex virus pathogenesis, immunobiology, and antiviral therapy. He has played major roles in the pre-clinical and clinical assessment of many of the herpes vaccines currently in development.

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Table of Contents

Pertinent Issues, Scientific Advances, and Strategies for Control:
A. Cunningham, A. Mindel, and D.E. Dwyer, Global Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
M. Gomberg, V.A. Akovnian, and A.A. Koubanova, The Changing Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Russian Experience.
M. Cooper, The Genital Tract: Developmental, Anatomical and Microbiological Factors Affecting STD Acquisition and Strategies for Prevention.
G. Milligan and D. Bernstein, Mucosal Immunity of the Genital Tract.
S.L. Rosenthal, S.S. Cohen, and F.M. Biro, Behavior and Psychological Factors Associated with STD Risk.
J. Kelaghan, Physical Barrier Methods: Acceptance, Use, and Effectiveness.
P. Hitchcock, Vaginal Microbicides.
Pathogens:
L. Stanberry, Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection.
K. Beutner, K. Tyring, and J.L. Severson, Genital Papillomavirus Infection.
P. Vandepapeliere, Therapeutic STD Vaccines (HSV + HPV).
J. Shanley, Cytomegalovius.
J. Zuckerman and A. Zuckerman, Hepatitis B Virus Infection.
P. Vandepapeliere, Therapeutic STD Vaccines (HBV) R. Brunham and G. McClarty, Chlamydia.
C. Deal and J. Zenilman, Gonorrhea.
A. Mindel and C. Estcourt, Syphilis.
B. Mathieson, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.
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