Sexually Transmitted Infections
of people, irrespective of background, education or social class.
In Sexually Transmitted Infections: The Facts, David Barlow, for thirty years a consultant physician at a large London teaching hospital, describes, in a readable, sensible and light style, the common and rare conditions which are seen in clinic. Case histories drawn from real patients illustrate many of the pitfalls and problems that can arise from misunderstanding how diseases such as herpes or genital warts are transmitted. An important and novel section explains how and why the
seemingly reliable tests from a hospital laboratory can be misleading and, in many cases, actually wrong. This new edition has been brought up-to-date with coverage of the new HPV vaccine for cervical cancer, recent work on the aetiology of bacterial vaginosis, evidence on the treatment and management of genital
herpes simplex, and a totally revived section on HIV and AIDS.
Using the early section on symptoms, the reader is rapidly pointed to the relevant section of the book for explanations and reassurance. Providing essential information on all the main forms of sexually transmitted infections, the book delivers essential, accessible, pragmatic, information that should be read by all adults.
- Paperback | 152 pages
- 124 x 200 x 11mm | 168g
- 30 Apr 2011
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 3rd Revised edition
- 13 black and white line drawings and 4 2-colour line drawings
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About David Barlow
Julie Fox is Consultant Physician at the Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guys and St. Thomas Foundation Trust, London, UK.