Being diagnosed with HIV today is very different than it was a decade ago. Thanks to new advances in medical care and HIV treatment, people living with HIV can lead long lives without advancing to the state we know as AIDS … Read Full Answer
I’m sorry to hear that chlamydia is putting a strain on your relationship right now, but you’ve done the right thing in getting tested and letting your partner know the … Read Full Answer
Glad to hear that you are finding PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) an effective strategy to prevent HIV. PrEP is part of the toolbox we call Treatment as Prevention. Because you are in Winnipeg, you can come to Nine Circles Community Health Centre and talk to a testing nurse about starting PrEP … Read Full Answer
Smelly discharge from the vagina could be a symptom of: a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, chlamydia or gonorrhea. The good news is there are tests and treatments for all of these … Read Full Answer
Unfortunately there is no cure for HIV, though cure related research is happening all over the globe. However, there is effective treatment for HIV that can improve a person’s immune … Read Full Answer
You’re right, undetectable is a word that we use to describe when someone on HIV medications has a very low viral load. If someone is HIV positive they can manage … Read Full Answer
There are a few things to consider in this situation: STI prevention, testing and communication.
In terms of prevention, there are effective options for you no matter who you are sexually active with … Read Full Answer
Syphilis treatment from a health care provider is one needle of antibiotic in each bum cheek during the same visit. Some people say it hurts, others report it’s not that bad. The best strategy to minimize pain is to relax … Read Full Answer
Unfortunately there is no vaccine for preventing the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) which can lead to damage of the liver and other serious complications. The good news is that there is treatment for Hepatitis C … Read Full Answer
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) which can easily be cured. Chlamydia is caused by a sexually transmitted bacteria and is treated with a single-dose antibiotic. If left untreated … Read Full Answer
U=U is great news when it comes to HIV prevention. In short, when someone living with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load, there is effectively no risk that they will transmit HIV to their partner through condomless sex … Read Full Answer
Hep C is an infection of the liver caused by Hepatitis C virus. When one becomes infected with Hep C virus, they may not have any symptoms and may not even know if they are infected … Read Full Answer
Fear of needles is very common, so you’re not the only one who feels this way about syphilis treatment.
There is an alternative for people who are allergic to penicillin, however it requires close follow up to make sure that treatment has been effective. For the rest of us … Read Full Answer
There are 2 different courses of treatment available for gonorrhea and there are a couple of factors that determine which treatment will be the most effective … Read Full Answer
That’s a very helpful question and we are glad that you asked it. Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are predominantly spread through condom-less sex with someone who has an STI. Often … Read Full Answer
You’ve come to the right place for information after an HIV positive diagnosis.
The few next steps can include finding a local doctor who is experienced in treating HIV, learning about how to avoid transmitting HIV, discussing treatment, and taking care of yourself. … Read Full Answer
There are new hepatitis C treatments that are much more tolerable than the previous ones. You’re right, there have been some significant changes in Hep C treatments in the last few years, and now DAA’s (direct acting antiretrovirals) are commonly available … Read Full Answer