We understand that situations like these can be tough to navigate, and we’re happy to help. … Read Full Answer
I had unprotected sex in October and got a UTI a week later. Everything was fine after taking medication. It’s January and I noticed a bump in my pubic area. I’m worried it may be an STD. There is only one bump and it’s on my outer labia.
Having a bump on your genitals can be concerning. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) typically do not cause bumps on the genital area and can have various causes, … Read Full Answer
Is PEP ever recommended if someone is already on PrEP?
Pre Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP is a highly effective tool in preventing HIV if taken consistently and correctly. As long as someone is adherent to daily dosing of PrEP … Read Full Answer
I recently started dating someone who is HIV+. My anxiety is high and I’m not sure what to do.
Getting to know your partner’s HIV status takes away some of the fear and it’s normal to be anxious in these situations. Dating an HIV-positive person is … Read Full Answer
What is included in an STI panel when doing the test at a Dynacare lab in Winnipeg?
An STI “panel” is a specific term used for testing blood borne sexually transmitted infections. An STI panel tests for Hepatitis B, HIV, and Syphilis.
An STI “screening” is more specific to the individual. … Read Full Answer
What is a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), and how can I avoid getting one?
There are many ways to help avoid getting a UTI, like peeing after any type of sexual activity (ex. penis-vagina intercourse, anal sex, or masturbation), wiping front to back, changing underwear relatively often, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding any irritant such as vaginal perfumes or non-pH balanced creams and soaps.
Getting a UTI does not mean that a person is unhygienic. Lots of bacteria live on the surface of our bodies, clothes, and sex toys, and it can be quite common to experience a UTI at some point. It’s helpful to be aware of practices that can help us avoid getting UTIs, and to remember that it shouldn’t hurt to pee! … Read Full Answer
Does being uncircumcised increase my risk of transferring STBBIs?
Although this data does exist, Canada Paediatric Society does not recommend newborn circumcision to reduce STBBI transmission. Circumcision is not recommended as an HIV prevention method in Canada. There are many other effective ways to reduce and prevent STBBI transmission, and it is not necessary to get circumcised in order to prevent transmission. … Read Full Answer
Are non-latex condoms just as effective at preventing pregnancy and the transmission of STBBIs as latex condoms?
All three of these non-latex condom options are just as effective at preventing pregnancy as latex condoms are when used correctly.
However only Polyurethane and Polyisoprene condoms also are effective at helping prevent STBBI transmission.
It is important to remember that any type of condom, even when used correctly, cannot prevent the transmission of all STBBIs. For example, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can be transmitted via skin to skin contact around the genital or leg area. … Read Full Answer
What is prep? I heard it’s a medication to prevent HIV, is that true?
I am glad you’ve heard about PrEP, one of the HIV prevention tools available in Canada. PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and is a tool for HIV negative people who are at risk of HIV infection to reduce their risk of becoming infected.
PrEP involves taking anti-HIV medications (antiretrovirals) on a daily basis. … Read Full Answer
I heard that there is self testing for HIV available in Canada? Can you tell me if I need a prescription to get it.
Self-testing for HIV is now approved for use in Canada. It is a rapid self-testing kit, and they are not yet … Read Full Answer
Is it possible to get infected with two different STIs at the same time?
Yes, it is possible to get infected with more than one sexually transmitted infection (STI) at the same time. Having unprotected or condomless sex with a … Read Full Answer
If my partner has HIV and we use a condom, what is the risk of getting HIV?
Wearing a condom is a effective tool for preventing transmission of HIV. Studies have found that condoms fail when they break, slip or leak during sex. So wearing condoms … Read Full Answer
Where can I take my full container of needles?
Careful disposal of used needles reduces the chances that the people in your space and your community accidentally re-use or get poked by a used needle. This is a great example of harm reduction … Read Full Answer
Can STIs can be passed even if no one cums?
Yes. Many sexually transmitted infections don’t rely on cum (ejaculate) to pass from person to person, so you can exchange STIs even if no one cums. While it’s true that cum can carry STIs … Read Full Answer
What's the best way to prevent HIV?
Great question, with lots of answers. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to preventing HIV, rather there are many tools that work for many people. When choosing the right option for you … Read Full Answer
I work over nights in a home to care for 2 residents. One is HIV positive. They told me not to wear latex gloves when I am working with him or helping him in the bathroom. Is that true?
HIV is not transmitted during casual contact or skin to skin contact. Helping someone use the bathroom is not a mode of HIV transmission. The two main ways … Read Full Answer
Can I use Doxycycline antibiotics daily as prevention for syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia?
The short answer is no, you can’t use Doxycycline antibiotics daily to prevent syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia. Currently, there are research studies and clinical trials digging deeper into your question … Read Full Answer
Does having a vasectomy lower my risk of STIs?
A vasectomy is very effective in preventing pregnancy, but it will not prevent STIs … Read Full Answer