Book Details

Behavioral Interventions for Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Publication year: 2007

ISBN: 978-0-387-48740-3

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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.

Subject: Medicine, AIDS, HIV, HIV prevention, HIV, AIDS, Prevention, Public Health, STDs, STIs, behavioral change, dyadic intervention, infection, infections, prevention strategies, social marketing, structural intervention