Behavioral Interventions for Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Editors: Aral, Sevgi O., Douglas, John M. (Eds.)

  • Examines the issue from a behavioral perspective, providing a comprehensive reference to this often neglected area
  • Edited by leaders in the field who manage the leading research center in the world on this topic at the CDC
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About this Textbook

Before AIDS, the role of behavioral interventions in preventing transmission of sexually transmitted diseases was acknowledged in text books and journals but rarely promoted effectively in public health practice. Informed by a comprehensive knowledge of behavioral theory, intervention methods, and affected populations, the authors of this important book examine the central role of behavioral interventions in combating STDs. The book addresses the complexities and social contexts of human behaviors which spread STDs, the cultural barriers to STD education (ranging from conservative mores to "stay out of my bedroom" libertarianism), and the sociopolitical nuances surrounding treatment. Over forty contributors offer a practical appraisal of what is being done now and what can be improved, such as:

-An overview of current behavioral and biomedical interventions for STD prevention and control

-A discussion of what works for individuals, groups, and communities

-Up to date thinking about such traditional prevention approaches as partner notification and health care seeking

-STD prevention strategies with high-risk populations, including drug users, gay men, teenagers, incarcerated persons, and persons with repeat infections

-The state of prevention technology: condoms, vaccines, the Internet

-Ethical, economic, and policy issues in STD prevention

-Applying intervention models to real-world situations

-Guidelines for program evaluation and improvement

As STDs and AIDS remain top priorities for public health and private sector practitioners, researchers, and educators, Behavioral Interventions for Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases gives a long-neglected field the attention it deserves. This authoritative resource is sure to influence public health practice and policy in an ever-evolving social climate.

"This book represents a landmark in the field of STD prevention and management bringing together a comprehensive overview of the most critical aspects of behavioral interventions for STDs. Students or practitioners of public health and clinicians involved in STD/HIV management should have this book."

King K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Foege, Chair, Department of Global Health and Director, Center for HIV/AIDS, University of Washington, Seattle

"This impressive volume offers easily accessible information about the multitude of options for behavioral interventions for STDs, including not only what we have learned in recent years but also what we should do. This combination of both understanding and action will undoubtedly provide much needed assistance to today’s public health practitioner."

Willard Cates, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., President, Research, Family Health International, Durham, NC

 

 

About the authors

Sevgi O. Aral is the Associate Director of Science at the Division of STD Prevention which is part of the National Centers for HIV, STD and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She is on the editorial board of: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, AIDS Education and Prevention, and Sexually Transmitted Infections. She has over 150 publications on social and behavioral aspects of STD. Her work has focused on risk and preventive behaviors, gender differences, societal characteristics that influence STD and HIV rates, contextual issues and effects of distinct types of sexual mixing on STD spread. Her research has been in both domestic and international settings and her writings have included cross-cultural comparative analyses.

John Munroe Douglas, Jr, MD is the Director of the Division of STD Prevention with the CDC. He is a prolific and significant contributor to the fields of STD and HIV prevention, particularly viral STDs and research on genital herpes and HPV. His publications include over 100 journal articles, mostly in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters, and more than 150 abstracts. His memberships in professional organizations include the Infectious Diseases Society of American, the American STD Association (for which he served as Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President), the American Social Health Association (ASHA, for which he served as Chair for the HPV Scientific Advisory Committee), and the American College of Physicians.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book represents a landmark in the field of STD prevention and management bringing together a comprehensive overview of the most critical aspects of behavioral interventions for STDs. Students or practitioners of public health and clinicians involved in STD/HIV management should have this book." King K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Foege Chair, Department of Global Health and Director, Center for HIV/AIDS, University of Washington, Seattle

"This impressive volume offers easily accessible information about the multitude of options for behavioral interventions for STDs, including not only what we have learned in recent years but also what we should do. This combination of both understanding and action will undoubtedly provide much needed assistance to today’s public health practitioner." Willard Cates, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., President, Research, Family Health International, Durham, NC

"This is a comprehensive review of behavioral theory and intervention methods pertaining to STDs. … The book targets public health students and practitioners in addition to clinicians involved in STD/HIV management. The coeditors and chapter authors are established experts in their respective fields. … This book will provide invaluable insights into traditional and new ways to implement and evaluate STD prevention and control measures at the individual, community, and population levels." (Ameeta E. Singh, Doody's Review Service, September, 2007)

"The book addresses and systematically summarizes the complexities and social contexts of human behaviors that spread STDs, the cultural barriers in STD education, and the behavioral nuances surrounding diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professional/practitioners." (M. Kroger, CHOICE, Vol. v4 (3), November, 2007)

"This book sets out to comprehensively review the literature resulting from the marriage of behavioral science and public health over the past 30 years ....It is impossible in this short review to do justice to all of the chapters in this well-written and well-edited compendium ....This is an important book. As with chronic disease, behavioral intervention is an important part of public health practice for STDs." (Philip E. Veenhuis, MD, MPH, JAMA, January 30, 2008—Vol 299, No. 4)

"In this 24-chapter text, the editors have compiled a well-referenced overview of what is currently known regarding behavioral and biomedical interventions for STD prevention. ... This text is extremely readable. ... The book ... has practical information for the public health practitioner. ... Students of public health, public health practitioners, and all those involved in public health policy related to STD prevention should find this book an outstanding resource. Clinicians involved in STD/human immunodeficiency virus prevention and treatment will also find this book useful." (Mary Jo Kasten, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (3), March, 2008)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • History of Behavioral Interventions in STD Control

    McGough, Laura J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Behavioral Interventions for STDs: Theoretical Models and Intervention Methods

    St. Lawrence, Janet S. (et al.)

    Pages 23-59

  • Biomedical Interventions

    Berman, Stuart (et al.)

    Pages 60-101

  • Dyadic, Small Group, and Community-Level Behavioral Interventions for STD/HIV Prevention

    McCree, Donna Hubbard (et al.)

    Pages 105-124

  • Structural Interventions

    Bloom, Frederick R. (et al.)

    Pages 125-141

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Hardcover $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-85768-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Interventions for Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Editors
  • Sevgi O. Aral
  • John M. Douglas
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-48740-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-48740-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-47863-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-85768-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 578
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