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Blog: December 2016
Dec 21, 2016 by Jason Wong, Physician Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
This is the dashboard report on STI and HIV trends in BC for the third quarter of 2016 (July – September). These reports are posted quarterly to provide a snapshot of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in British Columbia.
Categories: Trend watch
Dec 16, 2016 by Mel Krajden, Public Health Laboratory Director, BCCDC Public Health Laboratory, by and Agatha Jassem, Clinical Microbiologist, BCCDC Public Health Laboratory
The BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory (BCCDC PHL) performs all HCV RNA testing and HCV genotyping in BC. The laboratory also performs a limited number of HIV RNA tests to help confirm acute HIV infection, in...
Categories: Events and announcements
Risk factors for repeat syphilis infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in British Columbia, 2005-2014
Dec 14, 2016 by Jason Wong, Physician Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
The rates of infectious syphilis have substantially increased over the past decade. Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) represent almost two thirds of all syphilis diagnoses in British Columbia...
Categories: New knowledge