Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Physician Tells You What You Need to Know

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Physician Tells You What You Need to Know

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by Lisa Marr
     
 

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Every year, millions of people are exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. And many people who are sexually active often worry about being infected. In her comprehensive guide to STDs, Dr. Lisa Marr tells readers everything they need to know about avoiding, preventing, and treating these diseases.

Complete and up-to-date, this book describes safer sex

Overview

Every year, millions of people are exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. And many people who are sexually active often worry about being infected. In her comprehensive guide to STDs, Dr. Lisa Marr tells readers everything they need to know about avoiding, preventing, and treating these diseases.

Complete and up-to-date, this book describes safer sex practices, testing protocols, and symptoms, and details commonly known treatments as well as significant recent medical advances—including new testing for the herpes virus, the vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV), and new discoveries about the effectiveness of spermicides and condoms. For each disease, Dr. Marr offers the latest Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Forthright, compassionate, and practical, this guide is a trusted source of advice for anyone who is sexually active.

Editorial Reviews

4 Stars! from Doody
David G. Strike
Written by an experienced physician, this book provides a complete medical discussion of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It readily adapts to various purposes (e.g., review of symptom, review of a disease, review of safety measures) through an easy to access format. The purpose is to provide accurate information and guidance to sexually active or potentially active persons. The expectation is that understanding, rational planning, and open communication will help to reduce the risk of STDs and will empower patients to take responsibility for their own health. Although the book is written as a guide and reference for patients, it can also serve as a model for teaching and advising patients. As such it would be of interest to all healthcare providers. The most useful feature may be the organization of information allowing the reader to easily access discussions of key symptoms and appropriate management. The patient can then readily find additional information as needed from the STD encyclopedia, and the section defining basic anatomy. Terminology is defined in the glossary and information is completely indexed. This is an excellent, well-conceived, and well executed book that includes complete discussion of STDs and significant information pertaining to health maintenance. The author's matter-of-fact style is objective and unbiased. It should be useful to patients of all ages, both sexes, and all sexual orientations. It would be worthwhile reading for healthcare providers as well.
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Recommended.

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In the book's first part, [Marr] covers anatomy, offers basic information, and cites case histories that have a personal ring... She shows how a moment's exposure can wreck a life, distinguishes between intercourse and 'outercourse,' and offers a down-to-earth chapter on what 'safe' sex really involves. In the encyclopedic second part, she describes in detail what each disease is, its prevalence and its symptoms; how it is transmitted; diagnostic tests for it; and treatments of it... An authoritative book that speaks clearly to a broad range of readers.

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Accurate, well and clearly written, and well referenced.

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Ameeta E Singh, BMBS, MSc (University of Alberta)
Description: This second edition provides updated practical information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The last edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: In the context of significant rapidly rising STDs worldwide including in the Unites States, this book seeks to provide the general public with basic and accurate information about genital anatomy, common STDs, and safer sex.
Audience: The book targets anyone who is sexually active and therefore provides useful information for the layperson as well as STD educators. The book is written by an experienced STD physician.
Features: In the preface, the author identifies some common myths about STDs and subsequent chapters address these myths. The first section includes chapters on genital anatomy, key to symptoms, what to expect during an STD examination, and tips for good communication among partners. The final chapter in this section describes the 12 guidelines for "safer sex." The second section includes chapters on common STDs including chlamydia and herpes as well as other common non-STD genital problems such as yeast infections. Chapters also cover viral hepatitis and HIV. The book concludes with a glossary of terms, list of references, and an index. Illustrations are in black and white. A nice feature in the chapters is the inclusion of short sections that highlight important key messages.
Assessment: This is a useful resource for any sexually active person or STD educator. Given the rapidly changing nature of this field, this second edition provides useful updated information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421401720
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
392
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Marr, M.D., is an internist practicing in Wisconsin.

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