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My mom works at a non-profit woman’s support housing and many of the residence there use drugs, as well as are positive for STDs like HIV. While at work, she got sticked by a needle that wasn’t properly disposed of. She did blood work as well as tested the needle and contents within it regarding whether or not she or the needle has the virus. Her blood work came back and it said she was negative for hepatitis B and C and HIV but the contents in the syringe of the needle hand blood contents and...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. Your mom did the right thing by reporting the needlestick and going to the hospital for the recommended testing and immunizations. Transmission of HIV is rare with needlestick injuries. This is because that HIV dies quickly when the blood in the needle is cold and dry. Hepatitis B and C are more likely to remain making it possible to transmit them... Read Full Answer
Do you check for head lice at your clinic?
Hi Our clinic is focused on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) so we don’t recommend that people come to our clinic just for a head lice check, but if someone is at our clinic for something that is STI related and concerned that they may have head lice we will check that for the client. If someone was concerned that they may have pubic lice our clinic would be a good place to come for a... Read Full Answer
If I tear my frenulum will it be any change on premature ejaculation????
Hi There is some evidence that people who have a short frenulum could see improvements in premature ejaculation times if the frenulum is removed. It seems with you there could be a change if you tear your frenulum. It probably depends on how much of the frenulum was damaged and if you had a short frenulum to begin with. I am unsure of your particular situation for example did you tear your... Read Full Answer
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
i love being intimate with my boyfriend but for some reason i can never climax, even though it still feels good to me.
Hello, this is quite a common occurrence: you are not alone on this topic. Before we can get to the matter exactly, there are a few questions one must ask themselves. 1) Have I ever reached “climax” on my own/by myself? If yes, see question 2. If no, this may be a good starting point. If you feel comfortable, it may be a good idea to explore your body and see what feels good for you so that... Read Full Answer