Tag: SmartSexResource

Jun 22, 2016 by Jessica Chenery, Program Lead, Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program, BCCDC, and Amanda Porter, Nurse Educator, Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program, BCCDC What’s Around The Kitchen Table? Around The Kitchen Table (ATKT) is a program that actively engages aboriginal women as natural teachers to host conversations around HIV, STI and hepatitis education in their… Read more »

SmartSex Resource – STI Updates – Gay Poz Sex: One Year Out

by Taylor Perry, GPS Research Coordinator, Positive Living BC Last November, Positive Living BC launched its new eight-week Gay Poz Sex (GPS) program as a randomized controlled trial, after previously holding only non-protocol groups. Early results All eight men from the original randomized group have completed the research program in its entirety – a remarkable… Read more »

by Dr. Jason Wong, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Background Provincial sexually transmitted infection (STI) data was used to describe the number of new STI (i.e., chlamydia, gonorrhea and infectious syphilis) case reports in BC overall (1991-2013) and to describe trends for the past ten years (2004-2013) by regional health authority, gender and age.   Findings… Read more »

by Bobbi Brownrigg, Public Health Initiatives and Innovation Leader, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Background Despite advances in HIV treatments, as well as successful campaigns aimed to decrease the stigma of HIV, a small but significant portion of individuals at risk of HIV in BC are delaying or not getting tested due to concerns about confidentiality.[1]… Read more »

Dear PAN Member Organizations, As you may already be aware, the BC Centre for Disease Control has recently initiated an anonymous HIV testing pilot project.  Anonymous HIV testing is a way to test for HIV where a person’s name and contact information (i.e. address, phone number and email) are not collected or recorded. Testers are… Read more »

by Bobbi Brownrigg, Public Health Initiatives and Innovation Leader, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Background In British Columbia, all HIV testing is confidential. People can test for HIV using their full name or they may choose to go to a site that offers testing using a pseudonym or their initials. For most people, these HIV testing… Read more »

Trauma-Informed Care Workshops In November

The STI Outreach and Chee Mamuk programs at the BC Centre for Disease Control, along with Providence Health and Canadian Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC), are sponsoring two Trauma workshops this November. The presenter, Elizabeth Vermilyea, will be examining the role of trauma in people’s lives and how it impacts “risk-taking behaviours” with respect to… Read more »

SmartSexResource is now live!

SmartSexResource, which is replacing the former website STDresource, contains information and resources on STIs and sexual health.  But it’s more than a great new look and feel – the site has new content and interactive features to bring their web presence up to date, be more engaging, and ultimately more useful. Check it out, CLICK… Read more »