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Blog: August 2016

2016 update on syphilis in BC

2016 vs 2015

In the first half of 2016, there were 396 cases of infectious syphilis (i.e. primary, secondary, and early latent) reported.  This is about 25% higher than year-to-date last year.  However, if this trend continues...

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Dashboard update: HIV and STIs in BC in Q2 of 2016

This is the dashboard report on STI and HIV trends for the second quarter of 2016 (April – June). These reports are posted quarterly to provide a snapshot of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in British Columbia.

The...

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Ask Dr. Grennan! Answers to health provider questions about STIs

“My patient had a positive Neisseria gonorrhoeae urine nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), but a negative Chlamydia trachomatis NAAT.  Why do I have to treat for both?”

The treatment of choice for...

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Epidemiology of new versus prevalent hepatitis C infections in Canada: BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort

Introduction

n BC, at least 50,000 people are currently living with active hepatitis C (HCV) infection.[1,2] Left untreated, individuals with HCV have 5 times higher risk of dying from any cause and 20 times higher risk of...

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