Specialist Training in Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV
New to This Edition
Highly Commended (Public Health category), BMA Awards 2005
Specialist Training in Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV is written for those doctors starting their career in this specialty. The text presents a succinct account of the subject concentrating on diagnostic techniques, treatment and management. Throughout extensive use is made of colour photographs, drawings, lists and tables. The aim is to provide a 'bridge' between introductory undergraduate texts and the very large and expensive major reference works.
Wherever possible evidence-based treatment options are given and referenced. A detailed list of further reading is also provided.
Each chapter ends with clinical cases and associated questions to reinforce the contents of the chapter.
- Presents important information in a quick-access format with bulleted lists, boxes, and tables.
- Offers evidence-based treatment options, with references, wherever possible.
- Includes an outstanding collection of full-color illustrations and photographs.
- Provides relevant case histories and associated questions at the end of each chapter, to reinforce knowledge and understanding.
This is an excellent book for anyone with an interest in sexual health, especially at the beginning of your career. It's very readable and coherently laid-out. The case histories and self-assesment make it a potentially useful learning and teaching tool[.]
BMA Awards 2005
The text deals in detail with the most common conditions seen in GUM clinics...every chapter also has a PBL-style self-assessment questions at the end, with clear and succinct answers. The layout and presentation is clear, with well thought-out diagrams and flow-charts. Good use of colour makes it user friendly as does the fact that it is fully indexed . A novel inclusion in the chapter on anti-retroviral therapy are tables with photographs of every drug mentioned...you'll be able to recognise the drug when you eventually do come across it!
Medical Student, MAD Magazine, the official journal of Barts and The London Students' Association
By Daniel Clutterbuck, MD, Consultant, Genitourinary Medicine, Physician, Lothian University Hospitals, Edinburgh, UK