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Though many physicians and public officials had thought that the emergence of the Internet would do much to assist patients in obtaining reliable information, in March 2001 the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering" health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Since the late 1990s, physicians have seen a general increase in patient Internet usage rates. Patients frequently enter their doctor's offices with printed Web pages of home remedies in the guise of latest medical research. This scenario is so common that doctors often spend more time dispelling misleading information than guiding patients through sound therapies. ... This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. ... While this sourcebook covers genital hpv infection, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that genital hpv infection is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Anogenital warts; Condyloma; Condyloma Acuminatum; Condylomata acuminata; Genital Wart; Genital warts.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Genital HPV Infection: Guidelines
What Is Genital HPV Infection?
How Common Is HPV?
How Do People Get Genital HPV Infections?
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Genital HPV Infection?
What Are Genital Warts?
Who Is at Risk for Genital HPV Infection?
How Is Genital HPV Infection Diagnosed?
Is There a Cure for HPV?
What Is the Connection Between HPV Infection and Cervical Cancer?
How Can Genital HPV Infection Be Prevented?
For More Information
More Guideline Sources
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Associations and Genital HPV Infection
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Genital HPV Infection
Recent Trials on Genital HPV Infection
Benefits and Risks
Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Genital HPV Infection
The Combined Health Information Database
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Chapter 5. Books on Genital HPV Infection
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Genital HPV Infection
General Home References
Chapter 6. Multimedia onGenital HPV Infection
Bibliography: Multimedia on Genital HPV Infection
Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Other Commercial Databases
PART III. APPENDICES
Appendix A. Researching Your Medications
Your Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Medications
Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine
What Is CAM?
What Are the Domains of Alternative Medicine?
Can Alternatives Affect My Treatment?
Finding CAM References on Genital HPV Infection
Additional Web Resources
Appendix C. Researching Nutrition
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Genital HPV Infection
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance
Your Rights as a Patient
Choosing an Insurance Plan
Medicare and Medicaid
NORD's Medication Assistance Programs
Appendix F. More on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
What Can You Do to Prevent STDs?
Appendix G. STDs and Pregnancy
How Can STDs Affect a Woman during Pregnancy?
How Can a Pregnant Woman's Baby Become Infected?
How Can STDs Affect the Fetus or Newborn?
How Common Are STDs Among Pregnant Women in the U.S.?
Should Pregnant Women Be Tested for STDs?
Can STDs Be Treated during Pregnancy?
How Can Pregnant Women Protect Themselves against Infection?
Where Can I Get More Information?
Online Dictionary Directories
GENITAL HPV INFECTION GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries