Before aids the role of behavioral interventions in preventing transmission of sexually transmitted diseases was acknowledged in text books and journals but rarely promoted effectively in public health practice informed by a comprehensive knowledge of behavioral theory intervention methods and affected populations the authors of this important book examine the central role of behavioral interventions in combating stds the book addresses the complexities and social contexts of human . In their introduction the editors of behavioral interventions for prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases acknowledge that biomedical interventions still trump social and behavioral preventive measures given the lesser funding that social and behavioral efforts receive it is particularly important that clinicians know what is efficacious and effective this book sets out to comprehensively review the literature resulting from the marriage of behavioral science and public . As stds and aids remain top priorities for public health and private sector practitioners researchers and educators behavioral interventions for prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases gives a long neglected field the attention it deserves this authoritative resource is sure to influence public health practice and policy in an ever evolving social climate. Behavioral interventions for prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases sevgi o aral phd john m douglas jr md editors judith a lipshutz mph. The editors and authors should be applauded for their committed scholarship in producing this book this large volume of 24 chapters divided between five sections covers many aspects of behavioural interventions for the control of sexually transmitted diseases stds it provides a comprehensive summary of the theoretical background to many behavioural interventions their implementation and evaluation as well as the populations in which they would be implemented
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