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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Vaccines, Prevention, and Control

There are 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases every year.This growing world-wide problem has captured the concern of medical professionals, behavioural scientists, and public health officials.Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention and Control provides a comprehensive assessment of the global epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases plus current data on various strategies for controlling the epidemic, with particular focus on vaccines. The editors and authors represent the leading authorities in the field and provide international and multi-disciplinary expertise.This book is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians working in infectious diseases, virology, microbiology, immunology and vaccine development. This work will also be of key interest to medical students, physicians and workers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and public and world health organisations.

Audience
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.

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Published: January 2000

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-663330-6

Reviews

  • presents an abundance of information that provides a clear understanding of sexually transmitted pathogens, factors that must be addressed in efforts to control the spread of disease, and the state of research on barrier methods of prevention and vaccines. ...it will be important reading for students, scientists, and public health practitioners, providing guidance on how best to use the tools we have today while clearly describing the tools needed to complete the armamentarium and the road toward their development."
    --David L. Heymann, World Health Organization, in THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (April 2001)


    "...the book comprehensively presents the important pathogens of sexually transmitted infections and the research aimed at developing vaccines against them. Past and recent vaccine strategies, current state of vaccine development and their future prospects are discussed in different chapters with great care and sincerity...This book is useful and important reading for those interested in infectious diseases and their prevention, control and vaccine development."
    --S. Das in THE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (April 2001)
    "very useful and comprehensive information for clinicians, microbiologists and virologists interested in pathogenesis and prevention of STD."
    --ACTA VIROLOGICA

Contents

  • Pertinent Issues, Scientific Advances, and Strategies for Control:A. Cunningham, A. Mindel, and D.E. Dwyer, Global Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections.M. Gomberg, V.A. Akovnian, and A.A. Koubanova, The Changing Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Russian Experience.M. Cooper, The Genital Tract: Developmental, Anatomical and Microbiological Factors Affecting STD Acquisition and Strategies for Prevention.G. Milligan and D. Bernstein, Mucosal Immunity of the Genital Tract.S.L. Rosenthal, S.S. Cohen, and F.M. Biro, Behavior and Psychological Factors Associated with STD Risk.J. Kelaghan, Physical Barrier Methods: Acceptance, Use, and Effectiveness.P. Hitchcock, Vaginal Microbicides.Pathogens:L. Stanberry, Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection.K. Beutner, K. Tyring, and J.L. Severson, Genital Papillomavirus Infection.P. Vandepapeliere, Therapeutic STD Vaccines (HSV + HPV).J. Shanley, Cytomegalovius.J. Zuckerman and A. Zuckerman, Hepatitis B Virus Infection.P. Vandepapeliere, Therapeutic STD Vaccines (HBV) R. Brunham and G. McClarty, Chlamydia.C. Deal and J. Zenilman, Gonorrhea.A. Mindel and C. Estcourt, Syphilis.B. Mathieson, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.

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