1st Edition

Guide to Genital HPV Diseases and Prevention




ISBN 9781439808993
Published April 14, 2009 by CRC Press
152 Pages

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Book Description

Custom-designed for clinicians on the frontline of treatment and prevention of the human papillomavirus (HPV), this stand-alone handbook provides the scientific background needed to understand and administer the new HPV vaccines. Written by some of the discoverers of these vaccines, this accessible text explores the biology and epidemiology of HPV, its diagnosis, screening, prevention, and treatment, and the types of diseases linked to the virus.

The Guide to Genital HPV Diseases and Prevention:

  • aids clinicians in addressing patient questions and concerns
  • discusses the basic virology and pathogenesis of HPV
  • explores the relationship between HPV and cancer, especially cancer of the cervix
  • covers the various treatment methods, including both chemical and physical methods
  • details prevention strategies, such as condoms and microbicides, and vaccines (Gardasil, Cervarix, Silgard, and those in development)
  • is an essential reference for an array of clinicians, including family practice physicians, internal medicine specialists, pediatricians, dermatologists, gynecologists, and oncologists

Table of Contents

Epidemiology
HPV Disease Burden
HPV Transmission
Epidemiology of HPV Infection
Natural History of Cervical HPV Infection
Natural History of Cervical HPV Infection in HIV-Positive Women
Multiple Genotype Infections
HPV and Cancer—The Causal Link
HPV and Cervical Cancer—The Causal Model

Diseases
External Anogenital Warts
Other Diseases of the Anogenital Tract
Diseases of the Head and Neck Area and Other Sites

Treatment
The Treatment Modalities
Approach to Treatment

Diagnosis
Colposcopy
Cytology
Histology
Nucleic Acid Detection Methods
Serology

Screening
Pathophysiology of the Cervix
Screening Techniques
Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations and Triage
Indications for Cervical HPV DNA Testing
Screening in Special Situations
Screening for Anal Cancer
New Screening Markers

Prevention
Environmental Prevention
Condoms and Microbicides
Vaccination
Index

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Biography

WILLIAM BONNEZ is Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester; Attending Physician, Strong Memorial Hospital; and Attending Physician, Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA. Dr. Bonnez received his M.D. from the Université de Bordeaux II (now called Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II), Bordeaux, France. As one of the discoverers of the groundbreaking HPV vaccines, his contributions to the field of infectious disease are truly immeasurable. Dr. Bonnez is a member and fellow of several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and the American Society for Virology. In addition, he has received several notable awards throughout his career, such as the Annual Davey Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Research and the Wilmot’s Inspiration Award (both from the University of Rochester), Distinguished Inventor of the Year 2006 from the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Health Care Achievement Award from the Rochester Business Journal. Dr. Bonnez has been an honored guest lecturer and presenter at various international, national, and regional meetings and symposiums on infectious and sexually transmitted diseases, and he frequently contributes to numerous journal publications by serving on editorial and review boards. Such publications include The Open Virology Journal, Antiviral Therapy, and The Journal of Infectious Diseases.