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Blog category: Current practice

Revisions to the BCCDC Non-Certified Practice Sexual Assault Decision Support Tools

A number of changes have been made to the BCCDC Communicable Disease Control Manual, Chapter 5:...

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PrEP talk: An update on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis

Background

Behavioral interventions have been effective at lowering HIV transmission rates in British Columbia. Along with treatment as prevention, they remain the cornerstone of HIV prevention. However, infection rates have...

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PrEP coverage for BC’s First Nations and Inuit communities: What is PrEP and how to access it?

Good news!

For First Nations who are residents of BC and receiving benefits through the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), PrEP/Truvada is a covered benefit and is available at no cost.

Inuit who are...

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Update on syphilis testing via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Syphilis testing

The primary method for diagnosing syphilis is through serologic testing. However, in certain situations, it may be appropriate and clinically-indicated to perform one of the direct tests (i.e. swab of a lesion...

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Anal cancer screening in men

Background

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world.

HPV is the virus that causes genital warts. Though warts can cause a lot of distress, they are typically benign...

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