Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737708370
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Contemporary Issues Companion Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 11
Chapter 1 The Nature of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
1. The Silent STD Epidemic: An Overview 19
2. Chlamydia: The Most Common Bacterial STD 26
3. Gonorrhea: A Resistant Bacterium 32
4. Syphilis: A Dangerous Mimic 35
5. The Global HIV and AIDS Epidemic 41
6. The Relationship Between Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer 46
Chapter 2 The Impact of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
1. The Impact of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Overview 51
2. Underestimating the Risk of STDs 58
3. The Economic Price of STDs 61
4. The Problem of STDs Among Adolescents and Young Adults 64
5. STDs Can Harm Babies 68
6. Women Who Have Sex with Women Are at Risk for STDs 76
7. The Legal Implications of STDs 82
Chapter 3 Preventing and Treating Sexually Transmitted Diseases
1. The Debate over STD Prevention Strategies 85
2. Condoms Offer Protection Against STDs 91
3. Condoms Do Not Protect Against STDs Medical Letter on the CDC & FDA 97
4. Abstinence Education Can Prevent STDs in Adolescents 99
5. The Relationship Between Beer Taxes and Gonorrhea Rates 103
6. Using the Internet to Prevent the Spread of STDs 106
7. Stamping Out Syphilis 109
8. Workplace Strategies to Combat STDs 114
9. Stress Reduction May Control the Recurrence of Genital Herpes 119
10. Cornering a Killer 121
Chapter 4 Facing the Challenges of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Personal Stories
1. Uncovering the Silent Suffering of a Teen with Chlamydia 125
2. A Young Woman Learns to Live with Genital Herpes 129
3. Six Dancers Living with AIDS 133
4. Women Helping Others Cope with Incurable STDs 139
5. An Upscale Call Girl Speaks Out on Safe Sex 143
6. The Disease Intervention Specialist: Fighting the War Against STDs 149
Organizations to Contact 158
Bibliography 162
Index 165
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