Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Homosexual Men

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

  • David G. Ostrow
  • Terry Alan Sandholzer
  • Yehudi M. Felman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David G. Ostrow, Alfred Obermaier
      Pages 13-22
    3. Daniel C. William, James A. Nikitas, David G. Ostrow
      Pages 23-34
  3. Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Yehudi M. Felman
      Pages 37-56
    3. David G. Ostrow
      Pages 57-78
    4. Yehudi M. Felman, King K. Holmes
      Pages 79-84
  4. Enterically Transmitted Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Daniel C. William
      Pages 87-98
    3. Daniel C. William
      Pages 99-102
    4. Daniel C. William
      Pages 103-105
    5. David G. Ostrow, Terence C. Gayle
      Pages 107-137
  5. Anal Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Herand Abcarian
      Pages 151-156
  6. Dermatologic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Milton Orkin, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 159-168
    3. Milton Orkin, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 169-172
    4. Alexander A. Fisher
      Pages 173-194
  7. Acquired Immune Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Yehudi M. Felman, David G. Ostrow, Terry Alan Sandholzer
      Pages 197-212
    3. Steve B. Kalish, David G. Ostrow, John P. Phair
      Pages 213-234
  8. A Special Consideration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 243-272

About this book


This book is intended to educate the primary health care provider about sexually transmitted and related diseases as they present in homosexually active men. But why a book discussing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in this population only? Surely STDs are not limited to homosexual males. The relatively high rates of incidence of many of these diseases among homosexually active men, however, and the large number of associated diagnostic and treatment problems have necessitated the collection into one volume of the information that is par­ ticularly relevant to the primary health care of this population. A book dealing with current trends in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual diseases can, by nature of the task, be neither encyclopedic nor all-encompassing. In this volume, the choice of disease entities and the amount of material included on each are based on consideration of the amount of current information and the relative degree of uniqueness of a given problem in homosexual men, rather than the absolute frequency of the disease. There is, therefore, a considerable amount of material on hepatitis B and gonococcal infections, reflecting the recent explosion of research and clinical investigation in these two areas. In contrast, little is said about nonspecific urethritis, chancroid, and lymphogranuloma ve­ nereum. In the case of nonspecific urethritis, although it is extremely common in homosexual men, little progress has been made in diagnosis or therapy.


AIDS Hepatitis bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections diagnosis fungal infection health infection infections population research sexually transmitted disease vaccine viral infection

Editors and affiliations

  • David G. Ostrow
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Terry Alan Sandholzer
    • 4
  • Yehudi M. Felman
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Biological Psychiatry ProgramLakeside Veterans Administration Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatry and Community MedicineNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Howard Brown Memorial ClinicChicagoUSA
  4. 4.San FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.Downstate Medical SchoolState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  6. 6.Bureau of Venereal Disease ControlNew York City Health DepartmentNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1166-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1164-5
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