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Toolkits & Guides

Resources developed for health care providers to support your practice and guide discussions with clients about herpes, HPV, sexual health anxiety and more.

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Self-collection instructions: Vaginal swab

A downloadable handout with step-by-step visual instructions for how to collect a vaginal swab sample. These instructions were developed to be transferrable across different implementation scenarios that use self-collected samples for STI testing.

Self-collection instructions: Rectal swab

A downloadable handout with step-by-step visual instructions for how to collect a rectal swab sample. These instructions were developed to be transferrable across different implementation scenarios that use self-collected samples for STI testing.

Self-collection instructions: Throat swab

A downloadable handout with step-by-step visual instructions for how to collect a throat swab sample. These instructions were developed to be transferrable across different implementation scenarios that use self-collected samples for STI testing.

Practice Guidelines

Professional practice guidelines for sexual health service providers in British Columbia.

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Professional Development

Professional development resources for sexual health service providers in British Columbia.

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Herpes: Health Care Provider’s Guide

This 18-page colour booklet was developed to support health care providers giving herpes diagnoses to patients. It focuses on understanding emotional reactions to a herpes diagnosis and talking to patients about herpes using non-stigmatizing language. It also includes a series of frequently asked questions and suggested answers, as well as herpes supports and counselling resources….

HIV PrEP – Handout for Health Care Providers

A 4-page handout offering detailed information about HIV PrEP for health care providers that prescribe or wish to start prescribing PrEP.

HPV: Health Care Provider’s Guide

This booklet was developed to assist health care providers in helping clients understand & normalize HPV, to provide sympathetic & non-judgmental information around HPV infection, vaccination, screening, and treatment, as well as to support clients through HPV-related anxiety. It also includes a series of frequently asked questions and suggested answers, as well as HPV and…

Supporting and Addressing Anxiety in Sexual Health Care: A Resource for Providers

Information about sexual health-related anxiety, including common concerns expressed by service users, and effective strategies used by providers to address anxiety among service users.

Capacity Assessment Instrument for People Who Misuse Substances (CAIPS)

A tool developed to assist nurses with determining if their clients lack capacity to consent. This 11-item questionnaire consists of statements that nurses can rate on a scale of 1-4, with higher scores indicating higher levels of consent.