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Blog: July 2013
Jul 24, 2013 by Chelsea Haines, RN, Immunization Promotion Nurse, by and Jessica Harper, Vaccine Educator, Immunization Program, BCCDC
Do you think about immunizations when caring for HIV-positive individuals? This World Hepatitis Day (July 28), we are raising awareness on the importance of hepatitis immunizations for people infected with HIV.
Categories: Clinical tips
Jul 19, 2013 by Chelsea Haines, RN, Immunization Promotion Nurse
The one-time free Cervarix HPV vaccine program for young women has recently been expanded. Females 26 years of age and younger and born before 1994 can now...
Categories: Current practice
Jul 17, 2013 by Bobbi Brownrigg, Public Health Initiatives and Innovation Leader, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
In British Columbia, all HIV testing is confidential. People can test for HIV using their full name or they may choose to go to a site that offers testing using a pseudonym or their initials. For most people, these...
Categories: Program updates
Journal Club: Patient attitudes to type specific serological testing in the diagnosis of genital herpes
Jul 5, 2013 by Chanelle Edwards, R2 Family Practice
Fairley I, Monteiro E F. Patient attitudes to type specific serological testing in the diagnosis of genital herpes. Genitourin Med 1997;73:259-262.
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Categories: Journal club
Jul 3, 2013 by Sarah Chown, Research Coordinator, Positive Living BC
Gay Poz Sex: Finding Your Own Way (GPS) is a new eight-week program at Positive Living BC, by and for gay and bisexual HIV-positive men. This peer-facilitated program is an opportunity for participants to look...
Categories: New knowledge