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A doctor at a walk-in clinic diagnosed me with Molluscum contagiosum. Should I see another doctor to confirm this diagnosis of Molluscum contagiosum, I just don't want there to be a mistake as I thought they were warts. Is it pretty easy to tell warts and Molluscum contagiosum apart. As soon as he saw them he new they were Molluscum contagiosum, so should I be worried?
Hi, Thanks for writing. It sounds like the doctor you saw was pretty confident when diagnosing the Molluscum. Every doctor has different specialities and experiences, and if the doctor you saw doesn’t have a lot of experience with genital warts or Molluscum it’s possible that there was a miss diagnosis. However, Molluscum is very common and it would not be unusual to be diagnosed with it.... Read Full Answer
I have to do my PAP for the first time in Canada. I am from another country. Would I be tested for any STI too? If yes, which STI would it be?
Hi, Thanks for writing. The PAP test (or PAP smear) is a routine cervical cancer screening test. In British Columbia, women aged 25 and over are encouraged to get a yearly PAP test to screen for early, pre-cancerous changes to the cervix. When women get their PAP test done they can ask for STI screening as well, but it is not done automatically. The PAP is done by swabbing the cervix and STI... Read Full Answer
Hi, I am a UK citizen on holiday in Vancouver. I am wondering if I can still have an STI test free of charge and if so, do I need to bring anything along with me to the clinic? Thank you
Hi Yes, we have two clinics in the Vancouver area that provide free STI/HIV testing regardless of your status in Canada. No ID or insurance is required, just bring yourself. The provincial STI clinic at 655W 12th Ave in Vancouver, It’s best to make an appointment for this clinic by calling 604-707-5600. The Bute street clinic is a walk in only clinic situated in QMUNITY (BC’s Queer Resource... Read Full Answer
Can you get fatigue, sore throats, body pain , headache in 4 days when you are infected with hiv?
Hi Typically, people will develop a HIV seroconversion illness in two to four weeks after they come in contact with HIV. The symptoms you have described can be caused by many different medical conditions. The only way to find out if HIV has been passed to you is by doing a HIV test. Let us know if you need help finding a clinic near you that offers HIV testing. Please leave a comment to let us... Read Full Answer
If a youth goes to a youth clinic for STI testing or birth control, can their family doctor access test results or see the birth control prescribed (through PLIS and pharmanet) without that youth's permission? If that youth went to another youth clinic, would that clinic be able to see their info from other youth clinic?
Hi It really depends on what clinic you went to and what area you are in. No one is suppose to access your medical information without your permission, but if someone is involved in your care and has access to certain clinic tools they may be able to see certain information. I can give you some examples. Generally, if you go to a youth clinic for STI testing and don’t send a copy to your family... Read Full Answer