Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in the Tropics / Edition 1

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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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"Starting with the trends of the 1980s and 1990s - for example, the demographic and socioeconomic substrates of sexually transmitted diseases, their effect on the health of mothers and children and on reproduction, the contribution of classic sexually transmitted diseases to the transmission of HIV infection, new diagnostic laboratory tests, and the growing problem of antibiotic resistance among pathogens - the books offers both theory and practical guidance to doctors and nurses who care for patients with sexually transmitted diseases. The book also has a superb color atlas with 141 photographs to aid in the identification of specific syndromes and pathogens. There are up-to-date chapters on all the viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal microorganisms and arthropods transmitted by sexual contact. Its coverage of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and complications of HIV infection is excellent." -- Claire B. Panosian, MD, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol 342 No. 18, May 4, 2000

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851992624
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Series: CABI Series
  • Edition description: First Eddition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Epidemiology and Basic Considerations 1
Ch. 1 Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections and AIDS in developing countries 3
Ch. 2 Anatomy of the genitalia and other organs 31
Ch. 3 Immunity and the genital tract 39
Ch. 4 History taking, examination of patient, collection of specimens and common presenting symptoms 43
Ch. 5 Laboratory aspects 51
Pt. II Infections and Microorganisms 65
Ch. 6 Viral infections 67
6.1 HIV infection and AIDS 67
6.2 HIV infection in pregnancy and children 92
6.3 Herpes simplex virus infection 99
6.4 The other human herpesviruses 107
6.5 Anogenital warts and human papillomavirus infection 111
6.6 Molluscum contagiosum 126
6.7 Viral hepatitis 129
Appendix 6.A HIV therapy 138
Appendix 6.B Diagnosis and management of AIDS-associated diseases 141
Appendix 6.C Use of vaccines in HIV/AIDS patients 149
Appendix 6.D Infection control in HIV infection/AIDS 151
Ch. 7 Bacterial infections 153
7.1 Syphilis 153
7.2 Endemic treponematoses 201
7.3 Chancroid 205
7.4 Gonorrhoea 210
7.5 Chlamydial, other non-gonococcal and non-specific infections, and Reiter's syndrome 232
7.6 Lymphogranuloma venereum 252
7.7 Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) 264
7.8 Bacterial vaginosis 269
Ch. 8 Fungal infections 275
8.1 Candidiasis 275
8.2 Other fungal infections 280
Ch. 9 Protozoal and arthropod infections 289
9.1 Trichomoniasis 289
9.2 Scabies and pediculosis 295
Pt. III Problem-oriented Approach, Special Topics and Control Aspects 297
Ch. 10 Problem-oriented approach 299
10.1 Management of STI at the primary health care level 299
10.2 Vaginal discharge 320
10.3 Pelvic inflammatory disease and perihepatitis 326
10.4 Management of HIV-related illnesses at the primary health care level 336
Ch. 11 Special topics 355
11.1 STI in pregnancy and children 355
11.2 STI in homosexual men 358
11.3 STI, AIDS and malignancy 362
11.4 Interaction between HIV and other STI 370
11.5 Dermatological manifestations of HIV infection and other STI, and some other dermatological conditions of genitalia encountered in STI clinics 372
11.6 Tropical diseases with genital manifestations 387
Ch. 12 Control aspects 397
12.1 Control of STI, HIV and AIDS 397
12.2 Vaccination against STI, HIV and AIDS 419
Index 426
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