Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases : Vaccines, Prevention, and Control

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 468 pages
  • 166 x 246 x 24mm | 979.75g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0126633304
  • 9780126633306

Review quote

"This is a comprehensive and well rounded textbook...There is a good balance between physiology and pathogenesis of infection and treatment and prevention aspects...Read from cover to cover, this book will give the reader an extensive and broad understanding of the subject."
- Microbiology Today

"Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vaccines, Prevention, and Control provides a series of compact reviews on different important aspects of sexually transmitted infections. It has been edited and writen by leading authorities of international reputation...Each chapter ends with a long list of useful references...The main portion of the book comprehensively presents the important pathogens of sexually transmitted infections and the research aimed at developing vaccines against them...The book is useful and important reading for those interested in infectious diseases and their prevention, control and vaccine development."
- The Journal of Medical Microbiology

"The book...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. Because of the wide range of topics covered in the book, 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 road toward their development." - The New England Journal of Medicine
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Table of 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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About Lawrence R. Stanberry

Dr. Stanberry is a highly respected authority in vaccine development. Dr. Stanberry focuses on sexually transmitted diseases research and has made important contributions in the area of tropical microbicides an in herpes simplex virus pathogenesis, immunobiology, and antiviral therapy. He has played major roles in the pre-clinical and clinical assessment of many of the herpes vaccines currently in development.
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