Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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More than 30 different organisms cause infection and disease when transmitted by venereal contact. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) represent 87 percent of all reported infections. This encyclopedia provides a wealth of information on STDs and associated topics, including care centers and departments, legal issues, and related associations and organizations. Coverage of the diseases includes such information as history, causes and origins; risk factors; diagnostic tests; considerations in pregnancy; and much more. The work concludes with a wide selection of resources. Books, journals, support groups, hotlines, organizations, and Internet sites are listed, along with sources for information on topics such as low cost prescription drug programs, social security disability, health insurance, and clinical trials.Treatment Chlamydia can be treated with a number of dia€oerent antibiotics, including one dose of azithromycin, or a seven-day course of ... Ofloaxacin is similar in ea€icacy to doxycycline and azithromycin, but it is more expensive and does not oa€oer any advantages. ... VACCINESa€”Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) are currently working on methods to preventanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Author:Elaine A. Moore, Lisa Marie Moore
Publisher:McFarland - 2004-11-16


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