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Overview


A concise overview of advances and resources
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A guide intended for a general readership on all aspects of herpes. Covers the viruses that cause various simplexes of the disease, how the virus causes disease, the first and repeat episodes of genital herpes, sex, treating herpes, and the search for a vaccine. Appends information about local support groups, valuable publications, and material available on the Internet. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578068685
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 3/22/2006
  • Series: Understanding Health and Sickness Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 1,016,319
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence R. Stanberry, M.D. and Ph.D., is chair of pediatrics and director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has served on numerous advisory and review panels and was the chair of the Vaccine Study Section at the National Institutes of Health.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The Herpes Virus, Past and Present 3
2 How the Virus Causes Disease 12
3 Who in the World Gets Herpes 26
4 Genital Herpes: The First Episode 34
5 Genital Herpes: Repeat Episodes 41
6 Special Situations 49
7 Sex, Lies, and Herpes 57
8 Treating Herpes 67
9 The Search for a Vaccine 81
App. A: Local Support Groups 93
App. B: Publications 100
App. C: The Internet 102
Glossary 107
Index 113
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