With sexually transmitted infections (STIs) a major cause of morbidity and
mortality throughout the world, the new edition of ABC of Sexually Transmitted
Infections is a much-needed introduction and reference guide providing concise
and practical information on a range of conditions.
This sixth edition includes the latest guidance on the prevalence, prevention and treatment of STIs, screening programmes and new testing methods. It features new chapters on service modernisation and new care providers, high risk and special needs groups, the use of the internet for information and education, systemic manifestations and sexually transmitted infections in resource-poor settings. Contraception is also covered, reflecting the increasing integration of STI and contraceptive services.
With an international authorship, the ABC of Sexually Transmitted Infections is an authoritative guide and reference for all practitioners, especially those providing community based STI diagnosis and management such as GPs, primary care physicians and contraceptive service providers. Junior doctors, medical students, and nurses working in community or specialist services will also find it a valuable resource as will those working in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology and public health. This new edition also provides information useful for new STI care providers such as pharmacists, those in the voluntary sector and providers of STI services in resource-poor settings.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Sixth Edition.
1. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Why are they important? (Kevin A. Fenton).
2. STI control and prevention (Frances Cowan and Gill Bell).
3. Provision and Modernisation of Sexual Health Services (Christopher K Fairley).
4. The Sexual Health Consultation in Primary and Secondary Care (Frances Cowan and Gill Bell).
5. Examination techniques and clinical sampling (Katrina Perez, Vincent Lee).
6. Main presentations of sexually transmitted infections in male patients (John Richens).
7. Other conditions of the male genital tract commonly seen in sexually transmitted disease clinics (Sarah Edwards and Christopher B. Bunker).
8. Vaginal Discharge – causes, diagnosis and treatment (Philip Hay).
9. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Pelvic Pain (Jonathan D. C. Ross).
10. Vulval Diseases (Pat Munday).
11. Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Pregnancy (Janet Wilson).
12. Genital Ulcer Disease (Raj Patel and Nadi Gupta).
13. Syphilis: clinical features, diagnosis and management (Patrick French).
14. Genital growths and infestations (C L N Woodward).
15. Viral Hepatitis (Gary Brook).
16. Systemic manifestations of STIs (Elizabeth Carlin).
17. HIV (Ian Williams, Keerti Gedela and David Daniels).
18. Point of care testing and laboratory diagnosis of STIs (Sarah Alexander).
19. Contraception (Rak Nandwani and Alison Bigrigg).
20. Care of specific risk groups (Paul A. Fox and Karen Rogstad).
21. Sexual health care in resource poor settings (David A. Lewis).
22. Vaccinations, Treatments and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (Ashini Jayasuriya).
23. The internet as a resource for STI education and information (Claudia Estcourt and John Saunders).
Dr Rogstad is Consultant Physician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK