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Straight Talk

Straight Talk About
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Brodman, Thacker and Kranz
1993

Not a bad choice for the early 90’s but of course medical information is suspect after five or so years.  I did appreciate the candor of this book and simply would recommend an updated version (and maybe a snappier cover). I know I sound like a broken record, but this really chaps my MLIS when there is  old stuff in teen health collections. Please get in there and weed!

Mary

6 Responses to Straight Talk

  • Forgot to check the stupid box to enable comments… my bad… Think I will blame this one on the sorry ass cold I have right now…Comment away!

  • I bet the myths about AIDS include ‘only gay people get it’. (AIDS was originally know as GRID – Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome!!) These days, it would be ‘only young people get it’, because the fastest growing group of people with AIDS is middle-aged people who are divorced, and have started having non-manogamous sex for the first time in 30 years.

  • Straight Talk About…Really Dated Cover Art
    By I.M. Wincing

  • The main things that have changed with AIDS since 1993 are the treatment options and the likely patient outcomes–it’s night and day. I would hate for someone who just found out they’re HIV-positive to be looking at 20-year-old material when trying to figure out what the future holds….

  • Weed and replace. This is a book I can see kids taking to a corner and reading privately. Very important that we have up to date information on books kids need to read and are uncomfortable asking questions about.

  • There’s also the issue that a book this old will completely omit the HPV vaccine and any information about HPV and cervicle cancer–definatly need an update.