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 position of behavioral interventions in fighting transmission of sexually transmitted ailments was once stated in textual content books and journals yet infrequently promoted successfully in public wellbeing and fitness perform. proficient by way of a complete wisdom of behavioral conception, intervention equipment, and affected populations, the authors of this significant publication study the principal function of behavioral interventions in scuffling with STDs. The publication 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 members supply a realistic appraisal of what's being performed now and what could be enhanced, 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 up to now wondering such conventional prevention methods as accomplice notification and wellbeing and fitness care seeking

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

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

-Ethical, financial, and coverage matters in STD prevention

-Applying intervention versions to real-world situations

-Guidelines for software evaluate and improvement

As STDs and AIDS stay best priorities for public healthiness and personal region practitioners, researchers, and educators, Behavioral Interventions for Prevention and keep an eye on of Sexually Transmitted Diseases offers a long-neglected box the eye it merits. This authoritative source is certain to steer public overall 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 review of the main severe points of behavioral interventions for STDs. scholars or practitioners of public overall healthiness and clinicians all in favour of STD/HIV administration must have this book."

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

"This outstanding quantity deals simply available information regarding the multitude of concepts for behavioral interventions for STDs, together with not just what we now have discovered lately but in addition what we must always do. this mixture of either figuring out and motion will absolutely supply a lot wanted information to today’s public wellbeing and fitness practitioner."

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

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This act passed partly because it was an era of large public works projects, the “New Deal,” designed to lift America out of economic depression; furthermore, Parran was a longtime friend of President Roosevelt. As a result of this legislation, surveillance and treatment efforts expanded with increased screening, laboratory services, and access to medications. The major focus of behavior change efforts was to encourage and, for some populations (such as pregnant women or couples seeking marriage licenses), require syphilis screening as a routine part of health care—in other words, to “normalize” the Wasserman test for syphilis antibodies.

One psychologist defined the field of “behavioral health” as “an interdisciplinary field dedicated to promoting a philosophy of health that stresses individual 19 20 Laura J. McGough and H. Hunter Handsfield responsibility in the application of behavioral and biomedical science knowledge and techniques to the maintenance of health and the prevention of illness and dysfunction by a variety of self-initiated or shared activities” (45,46, italics in original). The emphasis on individual responsibility resonated with the Republican administration’s emphasis on decreasing the size of government.

Matarazzo JD. (1980). Behavioral health and behavioral medicine: frontiers for a new health psychology. American Psychology. 1980;35:807–817. 2 Behavioral Interventions for STDs: Theoretical Models and Intervention Methods Janet S. St. , and J. S. Adverse health consequences from sexual behavior, such as infections with STDs, are conservatively estimated to be at least threefold higher in the United States than in any other developed country (1). This disparity in disease prevalence and the serious personal, social, and financial consequences of sexually transmitted infections are generating a growing body of literature that describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral interventions addressing STD/HIV prevention.

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