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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Vaccines, Prevention, and Control

The last decade has seen a huge amount of change in the area of sexually transmitted infection control and prevention, including the development of high-profile vaccines for preventing the spread of cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), novel control methods for HIV and AIDS, and even the discussion of more widespread use of controversial abstinence-only sex education programs. Fully revised and updated to reflect the changes of the past ten years, Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Control and Prevention 2nd Edition brings researchers, clinical investigators, clinicians, and students the most up-to-date research, findings and thought on sexual infection prevention, control and therapy available and serves as an essential reference for anyone working in the field.

Researchers in virology, microbiology, infectious disease, and immunology; research clinicians and medical microbiologists, vaccine technolgists, molecular biologists, biochemists, and biotechnologists working on vaccine development; centers for disease control, public and world health organizations, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies.

Hardbound, 526 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-391059-2


  • I. Epidemiology, Physiology and Immunology

    1. Global Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    2. The Genital Tract: Anatomical, Developmental, and Microbiological Factors Affecting STD Acquisition

    3. Mucosal Immunity in the Human Reproductive Tract: Balancing Reproductive Potential with Protection against Sexually Transmitted Pathogens

    II. Strategies for Prevention and Control

    4. Contextual Factors Associated with Sexually Transmitted Infections

    5. Abstinence and Curricular Approaches to STI Prevention for Adolescents

    6. Male Circumcision: A Tool for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    7. Issues in Men’s Reproductive Health

    8. Physical Barrier Methods: Acceptance Use and Effectiveness

    9. Topical Microbicides for HIV and STD Prevention

    10. Topical Microbicide Acceptability

    11. STD Vaccine Acceptability in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    III. Pathogens and Vaccines

    12. Genital and Perinatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections

    13. The Epidemiology and Control of Human Papillomavirus Infection and Clinical Disease

    14. Hepatitis B Virus Infection

    15. Chlamydia

    16. Gonorrhea: Epidemiology, Control and Prevention

    17. Syphilis

    18. Bacterial Vaginosis


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