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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

ISBN-10: 0387857680

ISBN-13: 9780387857688

Before AIDS, the function of behavioral interventions in fighting transmission of sexually transmitted ailments used to be said in textual content books and journals yet infrequently promoted successfully in public health and wellbeing perform. knowledgeable by way of a complete wisdom of behavioral idea, intervention tools, and affected populations, the authors of this crucial ebook research the vital function of behavioral interventions in struggling with STDs. The e-book 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 participants supply a pragmatic appraisal of what's being performed now and what will be stronger, such as:

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

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

-Up to this point puzzling over such conventional prevention methods as companion notification and future health care seeking

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

-The kingdom of prevention expertise: condoms, vaccines, the Internet

-Ethical, monetary, and coverage matters in STD prevention

-Applying intervention versions to real-world situations

-Guidelines for application review and improvement

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

"This publication represents a landmark within the box of STD prevention and administration bringing jointly a complete evaluate of the main severe facets of behavioral interventions for STDs. scholars or practitioners of public healthiness and clinicians all for STD/HIV administration must have this book."

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

"This outstanding quantity deals simply obtainable information regarding the multitude of techniques for behavioral interventions for STDs, together with not just what now we have realized in recent times but in addition what we must always do. this mixture of either knowing and motion will certainly supply a lot wanted advice to today’s public wellbeing and fitness practitioner."

Willard Cates, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., President, learn, relatives well-being overseas, Durham, NC

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The New Deal and World War II: Comprehensive Approaches to STD Control Although the same racial ideology continued to inform public health practices in the United States and abroad during the Second World War, the New Deal era and wartime brought about several innovations in VD control, including behavioral interventions. In the United States, Surgeon General Thomas Parran laid the groundwork for a public health approach to VD control with his book Shadow on the Land, published in 1937. ” Parran opposed a purely moral approach to VD control, which placed the blame for infection upon patients, fueled public disregard for the patients, and undermined efforts to devote public resources to these diseases.

Early Efforts in Europe (16th to 18th Century): Morality and Hygiene Although the history of responses to STDs can be traced to antiquity, this story will begin in the 16th century, a generation after Europeans experienced an epidemic of a new disease they called the “French disease” or the “pox,” among other names. In the absence of laboratory tests, it is difficult to know whether this disease was the same as modern venereal syphilis based on highly subjective descriptions of symptoms (1). What is important for a history of behavioral interventions, however, is that, by the 1530s, physicians reached a consensus that the disease was primarily transmitted through sexual intercourse.

The New Deal and World War II: Comprehensive Approaches to STD Control Although the same racial ideology continued to inform public health practices in the United States and abroad during the Second World War, the New Deal era and wartime brought about several innovations in VD control, including behavioral interventions. In the United States, Surgeon General Thomas Parran laid the groundwork for a public health approach to VD control with his book Shadow on the Land, published in 1937. ” Parran opposed a purely moral approach to VD control, which placed the blame for infection upon patients, fueled public disregard for the patients, and undermined efforts to devote public resources to these diseases.

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