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Dec 20, 2012 by Travis Salway Hottes, Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
Prevalence and incidence are two basic measures of disease frequency used to inform our response to the HIV epidemic. Prevalence is typically defined as the total number of people living with HIV in a...
Categories: Trend watch
Dec 12, 2012 by Marisa Ponzo, UBC Dermatology, PGY2
Seña, AC, Lensing S, Rompalo A et al. Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Trichomonas vaginalis infections in men with nongonococcal urethritis: Predictors and...
Categories: Journal club
Dec 4, 2012 by BCCDC
December 1st marked World AIDS Day and the first day of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (December 1-5th, 2012).
Aboriginal people (First Nations, Metis, and...
Categories: Events and announcements
Nov 28, 2012 by Richard Lester, Medical Head, STI/HIV Services (Clinical Prevention Services), BCCDC
The global threat of multi-drug resistant Neisseria gonorrhea has led to recent changes in treatment recommendations.
Intramuscular ceftriaxone (250mg single dose IM) is now preferred over oral cefixime to treat all...
Categories: Clinical tips
Transforming clinical knowledge and practices to better serve trans and gender diverse populations in British Columbia: sexuality and sexual health
Nov 21, 2012 by Janine Farrell, BA, MPH Candidate and Lauren Goldman, RN(c), BScN
In British Columbia, trans* and gender diverse** folks face multiple barriers when accessing health care, especially related to sexuality and sexual health. There remains a pervasive lack of understanding and knowledge on transgender...
Categories: Program updates