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Blog category: Clinical tips

A New Patient-Centred Resource about Endometriosis and Painful Sex

Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition where tissue, similar to the endometrial lining, starts growing outside of the uterus. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and an unmeasured number of gender diverse people. Common symptoms...

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Addressing sexual health-related anxiety among sexual health service users

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Anxiety and other mental health concerns are common among people accessing sexual health services, many of whom are not connected to mental health supports(1). A team of researchers from the BC Centre for Disease...

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BCCDC Public Health Laboratory Update: STIBBI Serological Specimens

Given recent changes in testing methods and lab procedures, the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory (PHL) has made processing of STIBBI serological specimens more efficient.

When drawing blood for any or all of the...

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Partner notification and management for infectious syphilis in BC

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Rates of syphilis have increased dramatically over the last decade, both in British Columbia and internationally. In BC, the increase in 2015 was much higher than in previous years: 761 new infectious syphilis cases...

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Ask Dr. Grennan! Answers to health provider questions about STIs

“My patient had a positive Neisseria gonorrhoeae urine nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), but a negative Chlamydia trachomatis NAAT.  Why do I have to treat for both?”

The treatment of choice for...

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