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WelTel: Enhancing standard care with mobile health, one text at a time

Six billion. This was the world’s population at the turn of the century, and is now the estimated number of people with cell-phones across the globe. 

Integrated into most people’s everyday lives, cell phones are...

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4th Annual CANAC Western Canadian HIV Nursing Symposium: Aboriginal Communities and HIV

This full-day event on Friday, March 15th is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC), Bristol-Myers-Squibb and...

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Don’t forget to test for syphilis!

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused the bacterium Treponema pallidum.  Although easily treated with antibiotics, it can cause severe long term complications and death if not treated early.

There...

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Recent increase of infectious syphilis cases among gay and bisexual men in BC

After declining to historic lows in the mid-1990s, rates of infectious syphilis in BC increased, at first predominantly among street-involved populations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, then more recently among gay, bisexual,...

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Journal Club: Acceptability and behavioural effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention

Article reviewed

Farley TA, Cohen DA, Kahn RH et al. The acceptability and behavioural effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Nov;30(11):844-9.

Pubmed link to abstract:...

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