Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs

Jill Grimes, Author Johns Hopkins University Press $48 (263p) ISBN 978-0-8018-9066-6
9780801890673 Grimes, Jill, M.D. Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs. Johns Hopkins. Dec. 2008. c.288p. bibliog. index. ISBN 978-0-8018-9066-6. $45; pap. ISBN 978-0-8018-9067-3. $16.95. HEALTH~Verdict: Grimes debunks the ""seductive delusion"" that people cannot catch STDs if they choose the ""right"" partner in a readable and well-organized book recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections. Background: Grimes, a family practice physician, routinely treats patients who are shocked to receive an STD diagnosis. Using anecdotes from her practice, the author highlights herpes, HPV, cervical cancer, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, public lice, HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis, illustrating how each disease can be transmitted with a brief vignette about a man and a woman who receive the same diagnosis. Q&A fact sheets and resources provide additional value to the book.-Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Ctr., Tompkins-McCaw Lib. for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Libs., Richmond.
Reviewed on: 10/06/2008
Release date: 10/01/2008
Genre: Nonfiction
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