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Is the HPV vaccine worth it?
Hi HPV is very common. Approximately 70% of adults will have at least one genital HPV infection in their lifetime. Once they start having sex, many people get HPV within a few years. The two vaccines available in BC are Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. These vaccines offer good protection against several types of HPV. Gardasil™ protects against two types of HPV that cause... Read Full Answer
Hello health nurse, I have a question regarding PEP treatment coverage in BC. Please take a look at this post: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/what-we-do/helpline/online/condom-slipped-during-vaginal-sex. The writer mentioned that PEP is covered by BC Medical. Is there such a thing? Could he mean Medical Service Plan or MSP? Is there coverage for PEP for all people in BC, assuming non-occupational?
Hi nPEP (PEP) stands for non occupational post exposure prophylaxis, which means that medication is available for some people, in some situations, after sexual contact. The nPEP project is being piloted by the BC-Centre for Excellence for 18 months. It is supported by Pharmacare, which means if you qualify for nPEP your treatment is paid for. I think that is what they were... Read Full Answer