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Blog category: Current practice

Update on sexually transmitted infections in BC: June 2016

Please circulate these key STI updates to your networks.

Benzathine penicillin (Bicillin L-A) is once again available in Canada

Several months ago, Pfizer Canada – the sole Canadian manufacturer of...

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New cervical cancer screening recommendations for BC

The BC Cancer Agency has released new recommendations for cervical cancer screening. Some highlights of the new recommendations are:

  • First age for Pap testing is 25 years old (regardless of sexual debut)
  • ...

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Syphilis treatment guidelines during the Bicillin shortage (2016)

The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued interim syphilis treatment guidelines to be used during the current Benzathine Penicillin G (Bicillin L-A) shortage.  These guidelines are available in PDF format for...

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Introducing Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) for Trichomonas vaginalis

The Public Health Microbiology Reference Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC PHMRL) has implemented nucleic acid testing (NAT) for Trichomonas vaginalis using the FDA-approved Aptima Trichomonas...

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Delivering safe and sensitive care to sex workers

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Sex workers face many barriers when it comes to accessing primary health care, and sexual and reproductive health services.  Being informed about the diversity of sex workers’ experiences can enable providers to...

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