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BCCDC Position Statement on Doxycycline as Prophylaxis for Sexually Transmitted Infections

This BCCDC Position Statement includes a summary of recent evidence for using doxycycline as prophylaxis (doxyPEP) for STI prevention, as well as information to guide clinicians on how to prescribe and manage doxyPEP.

Syphilis Treatment Quick Tips

A one-page document to answer frequently asked questions related to the treatment of syphilis with Bicillin® L-A.

Self-collection instructions: Vaginal swab

A downloadable handout with step-by-step visual instructions for how to collect a vaginal swab sample. These instructions were developed to be transferrable across different implementation scenarios that use self-collected samples for STI testing.

Self-collection instructions: Throat swab

A downloadable handout with step-by-step visual instructions for how to collect a throat swab sample. These instructions were developed to be transferrable across different implementation scenarios that use self-collected samples for STI testing.

Self-collection instructions: Rectal swab

A downloadable handout with step-by-step visual instructions for how to collect a rectal swab sample. These instructions were developed to be transferrable across different implementation scenarios that use self-collected samples for STI testing.

Laboratory Results Suggestive of Acute HIV

To assist clinicians with the interpretation of HIV results when BCCDC Public Health Laboratory (BCPHL) staff notify them of probable acute HIV cases

False Positive HIV Laboratory Test Results

To assist clinicians with the interpretation of HIV results when BCCDC Public Health Laboratory (BCPHL) reports results as potential false positive.

HPV: Health Care Provider’s Guide

This booklet was developed to assist health care providers in helping clients understand & normalize HPV, to provide sympathetic & non-judgmental information around HPV infection, vaccination, screening, and treatment, as well as to support clients through HPV-related anxiety. It also includes a series of frequently asked questions and suggested answers, as well as HPV and...

HIV PrEP Overview for Clinicians

What is PrEP PrEP stands for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. It is the use of daily (or on demand) oral antiretroviral therapy (ART) by HIV negative individuals to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV. PrEP refers to ongoing use of ART before and after potential exposure to HIV. This is different from post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), where a...

HIV PrEP Resources for Clinicians

The following are some key resources for prescribing PrEP and supporting clients in accessing and continuing on PrEP. These resources have been developed specifically for the British Columbia PrEP program, but may be adapted for a different province with permission.  Please email SmartSexResource@bccdc.ca to inquire further.