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How much does HIV treatment cost in Canada without insurance? How much in BC?
Each province and territory in Canada has a different program for subsidizing drug costs for their residents. These programs have different criteria for who is eligible for coverage, how much the province or territory will pay and what drugs are covered. The programs may be complicated to understand without the help of your local AIDS service organization. Generally, the publicly funded... Read Full Answer
Hi me and my gf tested positive for Chlamydia and we were both given Azithromycin. It's been 7 days but I'm still experiencing a little bit of clear discharge from my penis. Is it okay for us to have sex or should I wait until the discharge is gone?
Hi, and thanks for your question. As long as you both took the Azithromycin and waited for 7 days, you should be fine to resume having sex. It can take a bit of time for discharge to clear completely, but the infection itself will be gone. If the discharge doesn’t clear completely in the next couple of weeks, you might want to see your testing provider for further assessment and follow up Let... Read Full Answer
I’ve have oral gonorrhea I’ve had it for over a year but i wasn’t sure what it was and was to embarrassed to talk about it my throat is really bothering me and is swollen can my symptoms be reversed?
Hi there,Thanks for writing.Gonorrhea is curable with antibiotics. Did you get treatment for it? You should have been given treatment from the place where you got your gonorrhea test. If you have not returned to pick-up the medication since getting your results, then I would recommend going to get the treatment.The antibiotics are very easy to take, and the infection will be gone in seven days... Read Full Answer
Ya hay I think I have HPV but I have no idea where to go ? To get treated
Hi I take it that with HPV you mean that you are asking about having genital warts treated. Let me know if I got that wrong. In BC Canada you can get genital warts treated at most clinics e.g. family doctors, walk in clinics etc.. The health professional you see will either have products they can use in the clinic or they will write you a prescription for a product you can purchase from a... Read Full Answer
is it safe to use a condom after treating STI within the seven days/week?
Hi, The short answer is no. To be on the safe side we recommend that you do not have sex until: one week after your 1-day treatment; or your 7-day treatment is complete, and your sex partner(s) have also been treated, even if their test results are negative. While condoms reduce the chance of passing chlamydia and gonorrhea, there is still a possibility of passing them even when a... Read Full Answer