Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Physician Tells You What You Need to Know by Lisa Marr
Every year, millions of people are exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. And many people who are sexually active often worry about being infected. In her comprehensive guide to STDs, Dr. Lisa Marr tells readers everything they need to know about avoiding, preventing, and treating these diseases.
Complete and up-to-date, this book describes safer sex practices, testing protocols, and symptoms, and details commonly known treatments as well as significant recent medical advances—including new testing for the herpes virus, the vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV), and new discoveries about the effectiveness of spermicides and condoms. For each disease, Dr. Marr offers the latest Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Forthright, compassionate, and practical, this guide is a trusted source of advice for anyone who is sexually active.
Lisa Marr, M.D., is an internist practicing in Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
Preface ix What You Need to Know Genital Anatomy 3 A Key to Symptoms 15 What to Expect During an STD Examination 43 Sexual Communication: Communicate Now, No Regrets Later 59 What is "Safer Sex"? 81 Encyclopedia of STDs Bacterial Vaginosis 123 Chancroid 128 Chlamydia Infection 132 Donovanosis 139 Epididymitis 142 Fungal (Yeast) Infections 146 Genital Warts 152 Gonorrhea 177 Hepatitis A 184 Hepatitis B 190 Hepatitis C 199 Herpes 210 HIV Infection and AIDS 243 Lymphogranuloma Venereum 272 Molluscum Contagiosum 276 Mucopurulent Cervicitis 279 Nongonococcal Urethritis 282 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 286 Proctocolitis, Proctitis, and Enteritis 292 Pubic Lice 296 Scabies 299 Syphilis 302 Trichomoniasis 309 Resources 315 Glossary 317 References 323 Index 353