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Blog category: New knowledge

HPV testing detects cervical pre-cancer earlier than the Pap smear

Background

Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by high-risk HPV types. In most cases, HPV is transient and spontaneously regresses without any implications. In a small percentage of the population, an HPV...

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Help UBC recruit for a study into young men's sexual lives

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STI/HIV incidence continues to rise, particularly among subgroups of young men who have sex with men.

New STI/HIV interventions are being created to address the escalating needs of young men. However, few...

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Optimal strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of acute or chronic hepatitis B infection in British Columbia

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Hepatitis B (HBV) is a vaccine-preventable infection. People who have not been vaccinated, however, may become infected through contact with the body fluids of an HBV-infected person.

While the early stages of...

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High Demand for Hepatitis C Education among BC Providers

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Patient and provider hepatitis C (HCV)-related knowledge gaps, present at every point on the HCV illness and care journey, are associated with lower care engagement.[1,2]

Education  is key for increased...

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What are the mental health-related needs of bisexual people?

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Much of what we know about the health of sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirit (LGBQ2), and other non-heterosexual groups) fails to account for meaningful differences within sexual minority...

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