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May 26, 2016 by Jason Wong, Physician Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
New for 2016, the Clinical Prevention Services surveillance team has developed “dashboard” reports on the status of sexually transmitted infections and HIV trends in British Columbia. These reports will be posted quarterly in the STI...
Categories: Trend watch
May 11, 2016 by Victor Wakarchuk, Youth Programs Coordinator, Community-Based Research Centre for Gey Men's Health
Get ready to be exposed to Sex Now! Over 8,200 people answered the survey and the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) wants to reveal their...
Categories: Events and announcements
Apr 29, 2016 by Cheryl Prescott, Senior Practice Leader, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued interim syphilis treatment guidelines to be used during the current Benzathine Penicillin G (Bicillin L-A) shortage. These guidelines are available in PDF format for...
Categories: Current practice
Apr 8, 2016 by Marion Doull, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UBC School of Nursing, by and Elizabeth Saewyc, Professor, UBC School of Nursing & Executive Director, Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre
Previous research has documented that lesbian and bisexual adolescent girls are at higher risk of engaging in a range of sexual behaviours compared to heterosexual girls. Less is known about the behaviours of...
Categories: New knowledge
Mar 31, 2016 by Troy Grennan, Medical Head, STI/HIV Control, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC
The rate of infectious syphilis in BC increased significantly from 11.9 per 100,000 in 2014, to 16.2 per 100,000 in 2015.
Like many jurisdictions, BC has observed an increase in infectious syphilis rates since 2010. However,...
Categories: Clinical tips