From Library Journal
Each year more than 12 million people in the United States contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD), even though AIDS has increased awareness of safer sex practices. The fact that many infected individuals are asymptomatic allows inadvertent transmission of those diseases. Marr, a physician specializing in the treatment of STDs, has written an excellent book that offers practical information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these infections. She begins with basic anatomy, symptoms, and the components of a medical examination for men and women. She then offers important advice about communications with sex partners and safe sex. The second part of her book discusses specific diseases and their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Although The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook (Omnigraphics, 1997) offers more detail on individual diseases, it is much more expensive and lacks this book's vital information about communication. Marr's coverage of both gays and straights and use of case histories to teach make this an outstanding addition to all consumer health collections. Highly recommended.?Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a useful resource for any sexually active person or STD educator. Given the rapidly changing nature of this field, this second edition provides useful updated information.
(Doody's Review Service