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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?”

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Epidemiology of new versus prevalent hepatitis C infections in Canada: BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort

Introduction

n BC, at least 50,000 people are currently living with active hepatitis C (HCV) infection.[1,2] Left untreated, individuals with HCV have 5 times higher risk of dying from any cause and 20 times higher risk of...

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Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: a focus on men living outside major urban centres in Canada

Background

Men who have sex with men (MSM) represent almost half of new HIV infections in Canada each year. However, the vast majority of research on HIV testing among MSM has been conducted in major urban centres.

The...

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Kink awareness for health care professionals – Part 1

Introduction

Many people practice kink as part of their sex life, yet health care practitioners are rarely given specific training or information about this often misunderstood aspect of sexuality.

This is the first of...

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Update on sexually transmitted infections in BC: June 2016

Please circulate these key STI updates to your networks.

Benzathine penicillin (Bicillin L-A) is once again available in Canada

Several months ago, Pfizer Canada – the sole Canadian manufacturer of...

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