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Practice Guidelines

Professional practice guidelines for sexual health service providers in British Columbia.

STBBI Guidelines

BCCDC’s Communicable Disease Control Manual

A one-stop hub for guidelines pertaining to topics related to sexual health, such as communicable disease control, immunization, infection control, and specific STI information

BCCDC’s Sexually Transmitted Infections Manual

Updated guidelines relative to practitioners working in British Columbia in STI care.  Includes decision support tools, cervical cancer screening guidelines, HIV testing guidelines, STI drug order request forms, and more.

Hepatitis Testing Guidelines

These British Columbia specific guidelines outline key recommendations, etiology and risk factors related to hepatitis, diagnosis, controversies in care, and additional resources.

Public Health Agency of Canada’s STBBI Guidelines

Canada-specific guidelines on the prevention and management of STBBIs.  Outlines screening and diagnostic of STBBIs, as well as the treatment of STIs as a matter of public health importance

BCCDC Syphilis Treatment Quick Tips

A one-page document to answer frequently asked questions related to the treatment of syphilis with Bicillin® L-A.

BCCDC Position Statement on Doxycycline as Prophylaxis for STIs

Includes a summary of recent evidence for using doxycycline as prophylaxis (doxyPEP) for STI prevention, as well as information to guide clinicians on how to prescribe and manage doxyPEP.

HIV/AIDS Guidelines and Resources

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

General information


Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

General Information


Guidance to Assessment and Training of HIV Point of Care Testing Providers in British Columbia – Non Regulated and Allied Health Care Providers (NRACP)

Gender-Affirming Care from TransCare BC

Sexual health screening recommendations based on anatomy, inclusive of gender-affirming surgeries and hormone therapy

Gender-affirming Care for Trans, Two-Spirit, and Gender Diverse Patients in BC: A Primary Care Toolkit

Certified Practice Decision Support Tools (DSTs)

STI Assessment DST

Treatment of Contacts DST

Urethritis DST

Recurrent Urethritis DST

Bacterial Vaginosis DST

Mucopurulent Cervicitis DST

Gonorrhea DST

Genital Warts DST

Chlamydia DST

Trichomoniasis DST

Uncomplicated Lower UTI DST

Non-Certified Practice DSTs for Use Only by STI Certified Practice Nurses

Competencies for Dispensing Prophylaxis Post Sexual Assault DST

Prophylaxis Post Sexual Assault DST

Pelvic Exam DST

Non-Certified Practice DSTs

Candidal Balantis DST

Epididymitis DST

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) DST

Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) DST

Molluscum Contagiosum DST

Pediculosis Pubis DST

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) DST

Proctitis DST

Scabies DST

Syphilis DST

Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC) DST