Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Physician Tells You What You Need to Know [NOOK Book]

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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 practices, testing protocols, and symptoms, and details commonly known treatments as well as significant recent medical ...

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

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
Choice

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.

Choice

Recommended.

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.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421401720
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I What you Need to Know
1 Genital Anatomy 3
2 A Key to Symptoms 15
3 What to Expect During an STD Examination 42
4 Sexual Communication: How a Moment of Vulnerability can Prevent a Lifetime of Pain 57
5 What is "Safe Sex"? 78
Pt. II Encyclopedia of STDs
Bacterial Vaginosis 115
Chancroid 120
Chlamydia Infection 123
Cytomegalovirus 131
Donovanosis 134
Epididymitis and Prostatitis 137
Fungal (Yeast) Infections 146
Genital Warts 152
Gonorrhea 170
Hepatitis A 177
Hepatitis B 183
Hepatitis C 192
Herpes 199
HIV Infection and AIDS 229
Lymphogranuloma Venereum 256
Molluscum Contagiosum 259
Mucopurulent Cervicitis 263
Nongonococcal Urethritis 266
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 270
Proctocolitis, Proctitis, and Enteritis 275
Pubic Lice 279
Scabies 281
Syphilis 285
Trichomoniasis 291
Appendix: Resources 297
Glossary 301
References 307
Index 325
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