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.
About the Author
Author of Autoimmune Diseases and Their Environmental Triggers (2002), Elaine A. Moore works primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She lives in Sedalia, Colorado. Lisa Marie Moore resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she works for the federal government. The Moores also coauthored Encyclopedia of Alzheimer’s Disease (2003, A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book), and Graves’ Disease: A Practical Guide (2001). The illustrator, Marvin G. Miller, is a clinical chemist. He lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho.