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Blog category: Current practice

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

Background

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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Feature blog series: Creating safer clinic spaces and experiences for trans and gender variant clients - PART 3

PART 3 – Creating accessible spaces

Accessibility for trans people isn’t just about gender.

Trans people may also have accessibility needs that are unrelated to their gender, but that still create...

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Feature blog series: Creating safer clinic spaces and experiences for trans and gender variant clients - PART 2

PART 2 – Systems and Procedures

Traditionally, medical systems and procedures have not considered the needs of trans clients. Some simple changes to existing protocols can make services more accessible and...

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