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I am really stressed if I have an std or not but I don't have any symptoms. I had oral and vaginal sex with condom on at all times. I can't seem to control these thoughts and do sti testing places charge fees for testing. Is it anonymous?
Thank you for your question. Using a condom is definitely a great way to protect yourself from getting an STI; especially if it was used for both oral and vaginal sex. If you are sexually active, it's a really great idea to go and get tested regularly for STIs as most people who have an STI have no symptoms. If you are writing from within Canada, testing for STIs is free of charge.... Read Full Answer
My penis skin become irregular and whit I some area also tear I think it is infection. What I do to get rid of it. Please help me
Hi, Thanks for your question. It's difficult to give you an exact answer without seeing your symptoms in person, but I can give you some general information. Skin changes on the genitals can be caused by many things. Common fungal infections can cause skin breakdown (aka skin tear) and white build-up around the head of penis. Fungal infections are treated with anti-fungal creams like Canestan... Read Full Answer
Are doctors always on staff and does the clinic take drop in appointments?
Hi, Thanks for your question. I’m not sure which clinic you are referring to, but I can give you information about two clinics operated by the BCCDC: Provincial STI Clinic (655 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC): Clinic open Monday-Saturday, hours vary Doctors on staff everyday Appointments recommended – Some days there is drop-in, but generally this clinic is by ... Read Full Answer
I'm an international student here in Victoria and recently tested positive for Chlamydia. I currently don't have my B.C Care card and am wondering in which clinic I can come into to receive treatment without the need for such care card, preferably at a low cost. Also, what materials if any do I need to bring with me to the clinic, i.e ID/test results. Thank you
Hi, Thanks for your question. You should be able to get treatment for free (no cost). The Victoria Health Unit STI Clinic offers free STI treatment. Located on Cook St. (Quadra Village). See link for phone number and hours. For youth ages 14-24 there is also the Victoria Youth Clinic offers free STI treatment. Located in downtown. See link for phone number and hours. In... Read Full Answer
Hello, I had unprotected sex and I want to get tested for stds. I’m on a working holiday and my insurance doesn’t cover those tests. How much would they cost? Thank you!
Hi, Thanks for writing. There are lots of places where you can get STD/HIV testing for free. See below for a list of online tools you can search for a free clinic, and a few free clinics in Vancouver listed. Check out these tools for finding STD clinics near you: Smart Sex Resource Clinic Finder OPT Clinic Finder Vancouver Clinics: Provincial STI Clinic Bute St Clinic (LGBTQ focused... Read Full Answer