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I just had a high risk exposure to HIV. How can I get PEP?
Hi, Thanks for writing! We're glad to reached out to us. PEP is available free of charge when someone has been potentially exposed to HIV through consensual sex, or sexual assault. PEP must be started within 72 hours (3 days) of sexual exposure. PEP is available in all emergency rooms in BC, as well as outpost nursing stations in rural areas. In Vancouver: St. Paul's Hospital Emergency Room... Read Full Answer
Will 14 days of doxycycline 100mg 2 times a day kill and stop the syphilis sore or incubation of syphilis first stage and can it become immune to the drug thank you
Hi, Thanks for writing. Doxycycline 100mg taken 2x day for 14 days is an effective cure for primary Syphilis. Doxycycline is the second-line treatment for primary Syphilis. The first-line treatment is Bicillin (a form of penicillin), but Doxycycline is used when clients’ have an allergy to penicillin. Syphilis is not resistant to Doxycycline, and will not become resistant during the two weeks... 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
My partner and i both realized that i was having weird stuff going on down there, and we confirmed that as i was positive for chlamydia. i took the pills , but after 6 days i had protected sex and then unprotected sex and then he took the pills. should i go get retested ? it’s confusing so i thought i would ask. i’m not sure if i would have chlamydia again from it since i had already taken my pills and i think they stop it ??? i don’t understand the way it works too well. we both took the 4...
Hi, Thanks for your question. There are two options for treating chlamydia: taking 4 pills at once, or taking daily pills for 1 week. Both are effective at treating chlamydia (as long as you avoid re-infection). It’s important to abstain from sex for 7 days after taking your medication to avoid re-infection. It takes 7 days for medication to fully work and kill off the chlamydia bacteria. If... Read Full Answer
My boyfriend has a white discharge from the penis And he said is STI, but I do not have such discharge. I want to know whether am infected
Hi, Thanks for writing. If your boyfriend has an STI then you need to take medication too. It doesn't necessarily mean that you have the STI, but it means there is 50% chance you could have it. Even if you're not having any symptoms, we still recommend taking the medication for the STI. Not everyone develops symptoms. It would be best for you to go to the clinic where your boyfriend tested,... Read Full Answer