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.
Contributors, ix Preface, xi 1 Sexually Transmitted Infections: Why are they Important?, 1 Kevin A Fenton and Karen E Rogstad 2 STI Control and Prevention, 11 Frances Cowan and Gill Bell 3 Provision and Modernisation of Sexual Health Services, 16 Christopher K Fairley 4 The Sexual Health Consultation in Primary and Secondary Care, 21 Cecilia Priestley 5 Examination Techniques and Clinical Sampling, 26 Katrina Perez and Vincent Lee 6 Main Presentations of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Male Patients, 29 John Richens 7 Other Conditions Affecting the Male Genitalia, 35 Sarah Edwards and Chris Bunker 8 Vaginal Discharge: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 42 Phillip Hay 9 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Pelvic Pain, 49 Jonathan D C Ross 10 Vulval Diseases, 53 Pat Munday 11 Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Pregnancy, 59 Janet Wilson 12 Genital Ulcer Disease, 64 Raj Patel and Nadi Gupta 13 Syphilis: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Management, 70 Patrick French 14 Genital Growths and Infestations, 78 Clare L N Woodward and Angela J Robinson 15 Viral Hepatitis, 84 M Gary Brook 16 Systemic Manifestations of STIs, 90 Elizabeth Carlin 17 HIV, 95 Ian Williams, David Daniels, Keerti Gedela, Aparna Briggs and Anna Pryce 18 Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections, 110 Sarah Alexander and Monique Andersson 19 Contraception, 115 Rak Nandwani and Alison Bigrigg 20 Care of Specific Risk Groups, 123 Paul A Fox and Karen E Rogstad 21 Sexual Health Care in Resource Poor Settings, 127 David A Lewis 22 Vaccinations, Treatments, and Postexposure Prophylaxis, 132 Ashini Jayasuriya 23 The Internet as a Resource for STI Education and Information, 141 Claudia Estcourt and John Saunders Appendices: Proformas for Taking Sexual Histories, 145 Appendix 1: Male sexual history proforma, 145 Appendix 2: Female sexual history proforma, 146 Appendix 3: Assessment proforma for young people attending sexual health services, 147 Index, 149