Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

  • Sophia A.┬áHussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Considerations in the Care of Sexually Active Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephanie Addison-Holt, Meera Shah
      Pages 3-11
    3. Maureen D. Connolly, Nadia Dowshen
      Pages 13-30
    4. Jessica M. Sales, Anna Newton-Levinson, Andrea L. Swartzendruber
      Pages 31-42
  3. Common Clinical Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Anar S. Patel, Anandi N. Sheth
      Pages 53-68
    3. Donald E. Greydanus, Kevin W. Cates, Nina Sadigh
      Pages 69-86
    4. Karen Simpson, Brandii Criss
      Pages 87-96
    5. Stephanie Hackett, Andres Camacho-Gonzalez
      Pages 97-115
    6. Emily Popler, Judson J. Miller
      Pages 117-131
    7. Elizabeth Heller, Robert G. Micheletti
      Pages 133-151
  4. Major Pathogens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Emma Goodstein, Kimberly Workowski
      Pages 155-167
    3. Valeria D. Cantos, Carlos del Rio
      Pages 169-182
    4. Sheena Kandiah, Meena Ramchandani, Scott Grieshaber
      Pages 183-210
    5. Cherie Priya Dhar
      Pages 211-218
    6. Steven A. Elsesser, Helen C. Koenig
      Pages 219-234
    7. Nathalie H. Duroseau, Robyn R. Miller
      Pages 235-254
    8. Nikhil Ranadive, Sophia A. Hussen, Rana Chakraborty
      Pages 255-278
    9. Amelia B. Thompson, Lisa C. Flowers
      Pages 279-297
    10. Aley G. Kalapila, Shireesha Dhanireddy
      Pages 299-311
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-320

About this book


This book is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art update that covers the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the most frequently encountered STIs in adolescence and young adulthood. The introductory sections discuss more general themes including approaches to obtaining a sexual history and exam, concerns of sexual minority youth, ethical and legal considerations, and health disparities in STIs in this population. Subsequent chapters are organized by pathogen such as herpes simplex virus, and human immunodeficiency virus, or clinical syndrome including pelvic inflammatory disease, and vaginitis. Each chapter begins with a case study to illustrate key characteristics of the disease process in question and includes rich illustrations, resources, and guidelines. Written by experts in the field, the text includes a review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, and adolescent-specific considerations that is vital to working with this important population. 


With its transdisciplinary perspective, Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescence and Young Adulthood is a unique text that is valuable to infectious disease specialists, adolescent medicine specialists, gynecologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, medical administrative staff, school nurses, sexual health educators, social workers, and public health officials.


Prevention counseling Legal and ethnic considerations Race and adolescent health Common infections Epidemiology of adolescent STIs

Editors and affiliations

  • Sophia A.┬áHussen
    • 1
  1. 1.Hubert Department of Global HealthRollins School of Public Health Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information