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Blog category: New knowledge

Substance use, social disparities and the evolution of HIV/HCV infections in British Columbia

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Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV are global public health concerns. By the end of 2014 in Canada, an estimated 230,000–450,000 (0.66%–1.3%) individuals were infected with HCV and about 75,500 were living with HIV.

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Estimated sizes of key populations for HIV and HCV in BC

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It is well understood that a few key populations in British Columbia bear a disproportionately high burden of HIV and hepatitis C compared to the general population. These key populations include gay men and other...

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Emailing and texting with patients at the Provincial STI Clinic

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Clinicians face an increasing need to communicate with patients through digital technology, like email and text, to improve efficiency and convenience for both patient and care provider. 

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Risk factors for repeat syphilis infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in British Columbia, 2005-2014

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The rates of infectious syphilis have substantially increased over the past decade. Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) represent almost two thirds of all syphilis diagnoses in British Columbia...

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Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: a focus on men living outside major urban centres in Canada

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Men who have sex with men (MSM) represent almost half of new HIV infections in Canada each year. However, the vast majority of research on HIV testing among MSM has been conducted in major urban centres.

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