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By Laura J. McGough, H. Hunter Handsfield (auth.), Sevgi O. Aral Ph.D., John M. Douglas Jr M.D. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0387487409

ISBN-13: 9780387487403

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Before AIDS, the position of behavioral interventions in combating transmission of sexually transmitted illnesses was once stated in textual content books and journals yet not often promoted successfully in public wellbeing and fitness perform. proficient through a complete wisdom of behavioral conception, intervention tools, and affected populations, the authors of this significant booklet research the valuable position of behavioral interventions in scuffling with STDs. The ebook addresses the complexities and social contexts of human behaviors which unfold STDs, the cultural obstacles to STD schooling (ranging from conservative mores to "stay out of my bed room" libertarianism), and the sociopolitical nuances surrounding remedy. Over 40 individuals provide a pragmatic appraisal of what's being performed now and what could be greater, such as:

-An review of present behavioral and biomedical interventions for STD prevention and control

-A dialogue of what works for people, teams, and communities

-Up thus far puzzling over such conventional prevention ways as associate notification and well-being care seeking

-STD prevention ideas with high-risk populations, together with drug clients, homosexual males, kids, incarcerated individuals, and people with repeat infections

-The nation of prevention know-how: condoms, vaccines, the Internet

-Ethical, fiscal, and coverage matters in STD prevention

-Applying intervention types to real-world situations

-Guidelines for software evaluate and improvement

As STDs and AIDS stay best priorities for public well-being and personal quarter practitioners, researchers, and educators, Behavioral Interventions for Prevention and keep watch over of Sexually Transmitted Diseases offers a long-neglected box the eye it merits. This authoritative source is certain to steer public future health perform and coverage in an ever-evolving social climate.

"This ebook represents a landmark within the box of STD prevention and administration bringing jointly a complete review of the main serious points of behavioral interventions for STDs. scholars or practitioners of public wellbeing and fitness and clinicians all for STD/HIV administration must have this book."

King ok. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Foege, Chair, division of world future health and Director, heart for HIV/AIDS, college of Washington, Seattle

"This remarkable quantity bargains simply obtainable information regarding the multitude of concepts for behavioral interventions for STDs, together with not just what we've got discovered lately but additionally what we must always do. this mixture of either figuring out and motion will absolutely supply a lot wanted tips to today’s public healthiness practitioner."

Willard Cates, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., President, study, family members well-being foreign, Durham, NC

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Behavior was explicitly linked to biology in the field of eugenics, still in its heyday in the early 20th century. Eugenics, a movement (defined as scientific during the time and later debunked as pseudo-science) that focused on the importance of genetic “fitness” at the individual and national level, encouraged research and education on the problem of venereal diseases. Its emphasis on “racial purity,” however, undermined or even precluded any prevention efforts directed at non-whites. Although eugenics was hardly the only influence on public health research and practice during the early 20th century, it played a disproportionate role in VD prevention and treatment programs precisely because sexuality, sexual health, and reproduction were central preoccupations of the eugenics movement.

Italian physicians’ advice on prevention invoked a double standard of morality 5 6 Laura J. McGough and H. Hunter Handsfield that found ways for single men to enjoy sex and avoid infection, while holding women responsible for disease transmission. The celebrated University of Padua anatomist Gabriele Falloppio’s lectures on the “French disease” provided a type of “behavioral intervention” for students of medicine: to clean their genitals after intercourse with a prostitute in order to avoid infection.

17. Brandt AM. No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States since 1880, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 1987. 18. Gorchov L. Sexual Science and Sexual Politics: American Sex Research, 19201956. D. Dissertation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University; 2002. 19. Davidson R, Hall LA, eds. Sex, Sin and Suffering: Venereal Disease and European Society since 1870. New York: Routledge; 2001. 20. Haller M. Eugenics: Hereditarian Attitudes in American Thought. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press; 1984.

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