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The last decade has seen a huge amount of change in the area of sexually transmitted infection control and prevention, including the development of high-profile vaccines for preventing the spread of cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), novel control methods for HIV and AIDS, and even the discussion of more widespread use of controversial abstinence-only sex education programs. Fully revised and updated to reflect the changes of the past ten years, Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Control and Prevention 2nd Edition brings researchers, clinical investigators, clinicians, and students the most up-to-date research, findings and thought on sexual infection prevention, control and therapy available and serves as an essential reference for anyone working in the field. Edited by Lawrence R. Stanberry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, USA and Susan L Rosenthal, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center - College of Physicians and Surgeons New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York City, New York, USA Table of Contents: I. Epidemiology, Physiology and Immunology 1. Global Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2. The Genital Tract: Anatomical, Developmental, and Microbiological Factors Affecting STD Acquisition 3. Mucosal Immunity in the Human Reproductive Tract: Balancing Reproductive Potential with Protection against Sexually Transmitted Pathogens II. Strategies for Prevention and Control 4. Contextual Factors Associated with Sexually Transmitted Infections 5. Abstinence and Curricular Approaches to STI Prevention for Adolescents 6. Male Circumcision: A Tool for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 7. Issues in Men’s Reproductive Health 8. Physical Barrier Methods: Acceptance Use and Effectiveness 9. Topical Microbicides for HIV and STD Prevention 10. Topical Microbicide Acceptability 11. STD Vaccine Acceptability in Sexually Transmitted Diseases III. Pathogens and Vaccines 12. Genital and Perinatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections 13. The Epidemiology and Control of Human Papillomavirus Infection and Clinical Disease 14. Hepatitis B Virus Infection 15. Chlamydia 16. Gonorrhea: Epidemiology, Control and Prevention 17. Syphilis 18. Bacterial Vaginosis