Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in the Tropics / Edition 1

Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in the Tropics / Edition 1

by Om P Arya, Charles A Hart
     
 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are a major public health problem both in their own right and because of their link with HIV infection. This has elevated their control to an absolute priority throughout the world. In developing countries, which account for approximately 75% of the easily curable STI, as estimated by the WHO, and where sexually transmitted HIV

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Overview

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are a major public health problem both in their own right and because of their link with HIV infection. This has elevated their control to an absolute priority throughout the world. In developing countries, which account for approximately 75% of the easily curable STI, as estimated by the WHO, and where sexually transmitted HIV infection has reached epidemic proportions, the need is most acute. Here AIDS is claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. In addition, because of inadequate resources, the sequelae of STI (e.g. infertility and some cancers) contribute greatly to ill-health in the tropics.

This book written by acknowledged experts working or with experience in tropical countries, gives clear, concise and up to date knowledge and understanding on all aspects of Sexually Transmitted Infections. It should be useful for all those involved in the appropriate management and control of STI in various settings, ranging from peripheral and rural and urban health care centres to large hospitals. It will also be invaluable for students of tropical medicine, medical microbiology and genito-urinary medicine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851992624
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
CABI Series
Edition description:
First Eddition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Abbreviations
Pt. IEpidemiology and Basic Considerations1
Ch. 1Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections and AIDS in developing countries3
Ch. 2Anatomy of the genitalia and other organs31
Ch. 3Immunity and the genital tract39
Ch. 4History taking, examination of patient, collection of specimens and common presenting symptoms43
Ch. 5Laboratory aspects51
Pt. IIInfections and Microorganisms65
Ch. 6Viral infections67
6.1HIV infection and AIDS67
6.2HIV infection in pregnancy and children92
6.3Herpes simplex virus infection99
6.4The other human herpesviruses107
6.5Anogenital warts and human papillomavirus infection111
6.6Molluscum contagiosum126
6.7Viral hepatitis129
Appendix 6.AHIV therapy138
Appendix 6.BDiagnosis and management of AIDS-associated diseases141
Appendix 6.CUse of vaccines in HIV/AIDS patients149
Appendix 6.DInfection control in HIV infection/AIDS151
Ch. 7Bacterial infections153
7.1Syphilis153
7.2Endemic treponematoses201
7.3Chancroid205
7.4Gonorrhoea210
7.5Chlamydial, other non-gonococcal and non-specific infections, and Reiter's syndrome232
7.6Lymphogranuloma venereum252
7.7Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)264
7.8Bacterial vaginosis269
Ch. 8Fungal infections275
8.1Candidiasis275
8.2Other fungal infections280
Ch. 9Protozoal and arthropod infections289
9.1Trichomoniasis289
9.2Scabies and pediculosis295
Pt. IIIProblem-oriented Approach, Special Topics and Control Aspects297
Ch. 10Problem-oriented approach299
10.1Management of STI at the primary health care level299
10.2Vaginal discharge320
10.3Pelvic inflammatory disease and perihepatitis326
10.4Management of HIV-related illnesses at the primary health care level336
Ch. 11Special topics355
11.1STI in pregnancy and children355
11.2STI in homosexual men358
11.3STI, AIDS and malignancy362
11.4Interaction between HIV and other STI370
11.5Dermatological manifestations of HIV infection and other STI, and some other dermatological conditions of genitalia encountered in STI clinics372
11.6Tropical diseases with genital manifestations387
Ch. 12Control aspects397
12.1Control of STI, HIV and AIDS397
12.2Vaccination against STI, HIV and AIDS419
Index426

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