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Blog: July 2013

Immunization recommendations for people diagnosed with HIV

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.

Immunocompromised...

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Free HPV vaccine program expanded to females born before 1994

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...

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Categories: Current practice

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British Columbia launches an anonymous HIV testing pilot project

Background

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...

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Journal Club: Patient attitudes to type specific serological testing in the diagnosis of genital herpes

Article reviewed

Fairley I, Monteiro E F. Patient attitudes to type specific serological testing in the diagnosis of genital herpes. Genitourin Med 1997;73:259-262.

Purpose of study

The purpose of this research...

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Let’s talk about sex: new program for poz gay and bisexual men

What's GPS?

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...

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