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Blog category: Clinical tips

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?”

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Clinician alert: Provincial increase in syphilis cases

The rate of infectious syphilis in BC increased significantly from 11.9 per 100,000 in 2014, to 16.2 per 100,000 in 2015.

Like many jurisdictions, BC has observed an increase in infectious syphilis rates since 2010. However,...

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What are the latest Gonorrhea treatment recommendations and what are the trends?

Emerging multi-drug resistant gonorrhea is a global concern. In response, we at BCCDC Clinical Prevention Services (CPS) have been working with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to produce...

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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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Don’t forget to test for syphilis!

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused the bacterium Treponema pallidum.  Although easily treated with antibiotics, it can cause severe long term complications and death if not treated early.

There...

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