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Blog: February 2013
Feb 27, 2013 by Dr. Carolyn Montgomery, Clinic Physician, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Although easily treated with antibiotics, it can cause severe long term complications and death if not treated early.
There has been...
Categories: Clinical tips
Feb 27, 2013 by Travis Salway Hottes, Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
After declining to historic lows in the mid-1990s, rates of infectious syphilis in BC increased, at first predominantly among street-involved populations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, then more recently among gay, bisexual,...
Categories: Trend watch
Journal Club: Acceptability and behavioural effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention
Feb 20, 2013 by Cindy Huang, UBC Family Practice, PGY2
Farley TA, Cohen DA, Kahn RH et al. The acceptability and behavioural effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Nov;30(11):844-9.
Pubmed link to abstract:...
Categories: Journal club
Feb 14, 2013 by Fiona Gold, Outreach Street Nurse, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
Setting the context
In November 2012, the BCCDC Outreach Nursing Program hosted two workshops on Trauma Informed Care. The workshops explored the topics of trauma and its relationship to addiction, HIV and STIs. Thanks to our...
Categories: Current practice
"Until the lion learns to speak, the tales of hunting will be weak”: A study update from the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS)
Feb 7, 2013 by Angela Kaida, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
I’m a big fan of the Somali-Canadian singer-songwriter, K’Naan. As I wrote this post about our community-based research study, the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (...
Categories: Program updates