Host-Parasite Relationships in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • D. Taylor-Robinson
Conference paper


The term “host-parasite relationship” provides almost unlimited opportunities for discussing the sexually transmitted diseases. Assuming “parasite” is used in its widest context, the discussion can range from the attachment and entry of a variety of microorganisms into cells, the mechanisms of disease production including immune factors, to the elimination of organisms and the prevention of disease. Indeed, the scope is too wide and it is possible to discuss and emphasise only certain aspects which will include some of the dermatological ones.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Herpes Zoster Bacterial Vaginosis Chlamydia Trachomatis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Taylor-Robinson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Sexually Transmitted DiseasesClinical Research CentreHarrow, MiddlesexUK
  2. 2.Jefferiss Research Wing of the Praed Street ClinicSt. Mary’s HospitalPaddington, LondonGreat Britain

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