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Herpes: Health Care Provider’s Guide

This 18-page colour booklet was developed to support health care providers giving herpes diagnoses to patients. It focuses on understanding emotional reactions to a herpes diagnosis and talking to patients about herpes using non-stigmatizing language. It also includes a series of frequently asked questions and suggested answers, as well as herpes supports and counselling resources....

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HIV PrEP Overview for Clinicians

What is PrEP PrEP stands for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. It is the use of daily (or on demand) oral antiretroviral therapy (ART) by HIV negative individuals to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV. PrEP refers to ongoing use of ART before and after potential exposure to HIV. This is different from post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), where a...

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HIV PrEP Resources for Clinicians

The following are some key resources for prescribing PrEP and supporting clients in accessing and continuing on PrEP. These resources have been developed specifically for the British Columbia PrEP program, but may be adapted for a different province with permission.  Please email SmartSexResource@bccdc.ca to inquire further.

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HIV Incidence Risk Index for MSM (HIRI-MSM)

What is this tool? The HIV Incidence Risk Index for men who have sex with men (HIRI-MSM) tool is a clinical scoring tool that can help identify men who have sex with men  who may have a higher chance of getting HIV. The HIRI-MSM clinical scoring calculator is one tool used in British Columbia to...

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