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Blog: May 2014

Anonymous HIV testing pilot offers more HIV testing options for clients

Background

Despite advances in HIV treatments, as well as campaigns aimed to decrease the stigma of HIV, a small but significant portion of individuals at risk of HIV in BC are delaying or not getting tested due to concerns...

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What impact can text messaging have on the treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections?

Background

Researchers at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are hoping to determine whether text messaging is a useful tool for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI).

The capacity...

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New HIV testing guidelines developed for BC

Background

In British Columbia, there are an estimated 12,000 people living with HIV. Each year, 200-300 people ranging in age from 13 to 81 years old are diagnosed with HIV infection. Despite great advances in treatment, many...

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Categories: Current practice

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Condoms, Needles & More! Supplies and services offered through the BC Harm Reduction Program

Harm reduction aims to keep people safe and minimize death, disease, and injury from high-risk behaviour. The BC Harm Reduction Program provides...

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The use of oral zinc for the treatment of genital warts

Introduction

In Canada, it is estimated that 75% of individuals will have at least one HPV infection (the virus that causes genital warts) in their lifetime.[1] Genital warts most commonly occur from HPV subtypes 6 and 11 and...

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