Tag: STI

GetCheckedOnline Internet-Based Testing Program

From BCCDC: Internet-based service makes it easier to test for STIs, HIV and Hep C The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has gone live with GetCheckedOnline, the first online service in Canada offering easy, convenient testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and Hepatitis C. The new service, which is starting as a… Read more »

December 11, 2014 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET Since the time HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS, we have known that a wide variety of STDs amplify transmission of the virus. The biological forces that create such risk are increasingly well understood. The greatest challenge has been to design strategies that link detection… Read more »

by Titilola Falasinnu, MHS, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia Background Numerous research studies have explored the association between risk behaviors and infection with an STI. From a clinician’s perspective, the decision to recommend testing to a patient for a particular STI is usually informed by testing recommendations from public health… Read more »

by Michael Payne, MD, Medical Microbiology Resident Article reviewed F. Y. S. Kong, S. N. Tabrizi, M. Law, L. A. Vodstrcil, M. Chen, C. K. Fairley, R. Guy, C. Bradshaw, and J. S. Hocking. Azithromycin Versus Doxycycline for the Treatment of Genital Chlamydia Infection: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014;59(2):193–205.  … 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 »