Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common, so we’re happy to provide this information. Commercial Sex Trade Workers are no more likely than anyone else to have STIs, so we focus on the activities performed … Read Full Answer
Your healthcare facility or provider should be able to fulfill your request for copies of your STI test results. The confidentiality of patient health records is of utmost importance, and … Read Full Answer
It sounds like you don’t have to worry about getting HIV based on what you’ve described. HIV transmission requires a direct pathway for the virus to travel from … Read Full Answer
It’s great that both of you have taken the important step of getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If both partners have tested negative for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the risk of transmission during sexual activities is … Read Full Answer
STI testing should be accessible, so there are other options if you don’t have a Manitoba Health Card. If you are a Manitoba resident, get your Health Card updated or replaced. If you are a resident of another Canadian province … Read Full Answer
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that you can get from having sex with someone who has it. Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which can be spread by skin-to-skin contact with the infected area, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. So, yes, you can get herpes from rubbing your dick on a vagina even without penetration … Read Full Answer
Whether you used internal condoms or external condoms, they are both very effective in preventing HIV and many other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) … Read Full Answer
We understand that situations like these can be tough to navigate, and we’re happy to help. … Read Full Answer
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
Great question. Yes, you can masturbate alone after a shot of penicillin or during treatment for syphilis. Just wash your hands before and after, as usual. Have fun!
HPV stands for Human papillomavirus and is a sexually transmitted infection (STI.) HPV is common in Canada, estimates are that 75% of sexually active Canadians will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime. There are many types of HPV … Read Full Answer
Thanks for the question. This would be considered a negligible risk situation. Negligible means lower than low-risk, but not zero risk. Intact skin (even with minor scratches or scrapes) is an effective barrier to keep most viruses and germs from entering our body … Read Full Answer
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
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
Although syphilis is primarily transmitted through person-to-person sexual contact, it may be transmitted by the transfusion of blood and … 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
In Manitoba, syphilis is usually diagnosed with a blood test for a specific antibody. This antibody is made by the body as a response to a syphilis infection. Once a person has been infected with … Read Full Answer