"Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Practical Guide for Primary Care on PDA" contains a state-of-the art, comprehensive review of diagnosis and treatment issues in STDs. Of special note, this easy-to-read text also includes the latest clinical guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Importantly, confidential approaches to consultation and care are offered, including how to give bad news sensitively and how to teach patients to empower themselves with the practical tools they need for lowering their risk for contracting or spreading a sexually transmitted disease.
Introduction To Sexually Transmitted Infections: A View of the Past and an Assessment of the Present.- Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts.- Genital Herpes.- Viral Hepatitis.- HIV Infection and AIDS.- Chlamydial Infections.- Gonorrheal Infections.- Upper Genital Tract Infections in Women. Syphilis.- Trichomoniasis. Chancroid, Granuloma Inguinale, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, and Molluscum Contagiosum.- Ectoparasites: Pubic Lice and Scabies.- Patient-Clinician Communication and STI Care: Assessing Risk, Conveying A Diagnosis, and Supporting Behavior Change.- Cultural Competence and STI Care.- Effectiveness of Barrier Methods for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention.- The Future Role of Vaccines And Microbicides.