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Blog category: New knowledge

"The Corner": A safe space for sex workers

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The Corner, formerly known as ‘Boys R Us’, is a Vancouver drop-in support and referral program that provides a safe space for men and gender-diverse (including transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit) people who work...

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GetCheckedOnline.com mitigates barriers faced by HIV and STI testers: A comparison of online and clinic clients

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GetCheckedOnline (GCO) is an internet-based testing service for sexually-transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI), launched by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) in 2014 and operated in partnership with...

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GetCheckedOnline.com is working well for some groups of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

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Internet-based testing services can contribute to the spectrum of services that are needed to reduce barriers to care among young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). Yet, as noted...

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Higher risk of HPV vaccine failure in the first two years for women living with HIV

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Women living with HIV are more likely to be infected with the human papillomavirus (the virus that causes cervical cancer). Not only is HPV infection double in women living with HIV compared to women without HIV, but...

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Effect of opioid-substitution therapy and mental health counseling on HIV risk among hepatitis C-infected individuals

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection commonly co-occur because of shared transmission routes and risk behaviors. HIV infection among individuals living with HCV is a major predictor of morbidity and mortality....

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