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Estimating the size of the population of men who have sex with men in Metro Vancouver

Background

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV across Canada, provincially in British Columbia (BC) and locally in Vancouver.

In BC, MSM make up about half of new HIV infections as well...

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Categories: New knowledge

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Update on syphilis testing via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Syphilis testing

The primary method for diagnosing syphilis is through serologic testing. However, in certain situations, it may be appropriate and clinically-indicated to perform one of the direct tests (i.e. swab of a lesion...

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Categories: Current practice

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Dashboard update: HIV and STIs in BC in Q2 of 2017

This is the dashboard report on HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) trends in for the second quarter of 2017 (Apr – June 2017). These reports are posted quarterly to provide a snapshot of HIV and STIs in British Columbia....

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Categories: Trend watch

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Help build a suicide-safer queer community!

"We know that as many as 1 in 5 LGBT people have attempted suicide," says Dr. Travis Salway, a post-doctoral fellow with the BC Centre for Disease Control/UBC School of Population and Public Health. “Thus it is essential to...

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Harm reduction to prevent Hepatitis C reinfection: evidence from the largest study to-date

Background

The cure rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment with newer direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents is very high (>95%). These treatments are also well-tolerated, bringing significant optimism to expanding treatment...

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Categories: New knowledge

Search related content: hepatitis C, HCV, reinfection, PWID, harm reduction

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