This text covers the epidemiology, clinical classification, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and prevention of genital herpes. It includes information on neonatal herpes, physical examination and diagnosis, and principles of antiviral chemotherapy, antiviral drug regimens.
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At least 25 percent of the population has genital herpes. Even though most cases are mild or even cause no symptoms at all, the infection is incurable, recurs frequently, and carries a lifelong potential for transmission, often with profound effects on current sexual relationships and the formation of new ones. For these reasons, genital herpes is the sexually transmitted disease of greatest concern to sexually active young adults, aside from AIDS.
Unfortunately, many physicians view genital herpes as an infrequent and generally trivial condition, and one of the most common complaints of infected persons is that their doctors were insensitive and seemingly had little knowledge about the disease and its management. In fact, no other STD requires a more knowledgeable, caring, empathetic health care provider.
This booklet is intended to directly address these issues. The sine qua non of excellent patient care for any medical condition is accurate knowledge about it. Genital herpes is a complex disease, and I saw a need for a resource that fills the gap between the many excellent research papers and other scientific publications that are available, which by definition are limited in scope and technical in nature, and the few available full-length books that are too long for quick reading. "Genital Herpes" offers both a quick ride up the learning curve for the clinician who provides care to persons with STDs or at risk (i.e., almost all sexually active young persons) and a resource for persons who have herpes or are otherwise concerned about the disease.
The book is written primarily for health professionals, but most educated readers will find it useful in understanding the disease. For those who want to pursue more extensive research, the annotated references offer a wealth of information, including websites and other resources for both lay persons and health care providers.From the Back Cover:
Genital Herpes is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the United States, with 50 to 60 million infected persons and up to a million new infections annually. This much needed resource covers the epidemiology, clinical presentation and classification, differential diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention, neonatal herpes, and the prominent psychosocial aspects of genital herpes.
GENITAL HERPES also:
* Provides succinct coverage of primary, non-primary, and recurrent herpes
* Discusses the all-important problem of asymptomatic viral shedding and transmission
* Offers in-depth coverage of physical examination and diagnosis
* Features an extensive treatment section with materials on the principles of antiviral chemotherapy and recommended antiviral drug regimens
* Addresses the counseling needs of herpes-infected patients
* Contains an appendix detailing valuable resources for patient education
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-003-11-3177003