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Mar 6, 2013 by J. Memetovic, Research Assistant, mHealth team, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC;, by M. van der Kop, Research Epidemiologist, mHealth team, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
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...
Categories: Program updates
Mar 5, 2013 by BCCDC
This full-day event on Friday, March 15th is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC), Bristol-Myers-Squibb and...
Categories: Events and announcements
Feb 27, 2013 by Dr. Carolyn Montgomery, Clinic Physician, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
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.
Categories: Clinical tips
Feb 27, 2013 by Travis Salway Hottes, Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
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,...
Categories: Trend watch
Journal Club: Acceptability and behavioural effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention
Feb 20, 2013 by Cindy Huang, UBC Family Practice, PGY2
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:...
Categories: Journal club