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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A vasectomy is very effective in preventing pregnancy, but it will not prevent STIs … Read Full Answer
It sounds like you took steps to keep yourself and your sexual partner(s) safe in this instance. Correct and consistent use of condoms is a proven safer sex tool that protects from acquiring or passing many sexually transmitted infections … Read Full Answer
Yes, you absolutely can become a parent with HIV and herpes. HIV treatment can allow you … Read Full Answer
Glad to hear that you are managing your sexual health through testing and treatment. Getting treated for syphilis once does not make you immune to re-infection … Read Full Answer
No, HIV does not have a vaccine, but there is a lot of research going on in the area of vaccines and HIV … Read Full Answer
Needles are used by a wide range of people including those who are living with diabetes, living with other health conditions or some might be using it for injecting … Read Full Answer
It’s a myth sexually transmitted infections (STIs) only happen to some types of people. In reality it can happen to anyone whether they are scientists, a math wizard, an astronaut, or a doctor including those who … Read Full Answer