Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and are responsible for the loss of many productive years. They have a disproportionate impact on adolescents and young adults.
Every family physician now encounters patients with STIs. Fast Facts: Sexually Transmitted Infections provides a useful summary of current thinking on the diagnosis and effective management of these wide-ranging infections. This concise, practical and very logical presentation on the clinical management of STIs is aimed at general physicians, specialist nurses, trainees in genitourinary medicine, and laboratory staff.
Epidemiology and control; Approach to the patient; Urethritis; Vaginal discharge; Genital dermatoses, vulvitis and balanitis; Genital ulcer disease; Pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymo-orchitis; Genital pain syndromes; Bacterial infections; Herpes simplex, human papillomavirus and molluscum contagiosum; Blood-borne viruses: hepatitis B and C, HIV and AIDS; Trichomoniasis, pediculosis and scabies; Useful resources