Safe Surf Rated - www.safesurf.com Back To Home Page Family Friendly Site - www.familyfriendlysites.com
About
Bradford
  HIV/AIDS
Articles
  Alternative
Therapies
  HIV/AIDS
Videos
  HIV/AIDS
Links
  HIV/AIDS
News

Introduction:
Positively Positive
- Living with HIV
  Out
About
HIV
  Resume/
Curriculum Vitae:
HIV / AIDS Involvements
  Biography   HIV/AIDS
News Archive
HIV and AIDS News spacer.gif Bradford McIntyre spacer.gif
spacer.gif
   
AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon


The Georgia Straight - straight.com

Vancouver men who have sex with men can get tested online

by Craig Takeuchi on April 24th, 2015

Hey guys, now you've got even less excuses for not getting checked for sexually transmitted infections.

The BC Centre for Disease Control and Health Initiative for Men have joined forces to make it even easier for gay, bisexual, and all other men who have sex with men (MSM) to get tested through Canada's first web-based program.

For those who are unable to or don't want to visit a clinic in person, or who want to get tested more frequently, Get Checked Online offers a convenient alternative. This option might particularly interest those who have privacy concerns.

Users will have to fill out a form to determine which tests are required. Users print out the form and then take it to one of six participating LifeLabs location in Vancouver, where they will take blood and urine samples.

An email will notify you when test results are ready. If results are negative, they will be displayed on your account online. If results are positive or inconclusive, you will be given contact information to discuss retesting or treatment.

Something to note is that Get Checked Online does not test for all STIs.

If you want to be tested for anything other than chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis, or hepatitis C, you will need to visit a clinic or a doctor in person.

Sexual health conditions that aren't covered by the online program include:

genital herpes

human papillomavirus (HPV)

hepatitis A or B

trichomoniasis

yeast infection

bacterial vaginosis

chlamydia and gonorrhea in the throat or rectum

This service may expand to other places in B.C. in the future.

In conjunction with the free, confidential service, HIM launched an awareness campaign called Just Makes Sense with a website that helps to outline what the service is.

They've also made some humorous videos, such as this one. (But no, this doesn't mean that your cat can get tested too.)

You can follow Craig Takeuchi on Twitter at twitter.com/cinecraig. You can also follow the Straight's LGBT coverage on Twitter at  twitter.com/StraightLGBT.

###

Source: http://www.straight.com/blogra/438751/vancouver-men-who-have-sex-men-can-get-tested-online


"Reproduced with permission - The Georgia Straight"

The Georgia Straight
www.straight.com


About the Georgia Straight
Canada's Largest Urban Weekly
No other city publication knows more about Vancouver than the Georgia Straight. Established as the lifestyle and entertainment weekly in Vancouver for over 40 years, the Georgia Straight is an integral part of the active urban West Coast lifestyle with over 804, 000 readers (2009 Angus Reid).
Every Thursday, the Georgia Straight delivers an award-winning editorial package of features, articles, news and reviews. www.straight.com


For more HIV and AIDS News visit...

Positively Positive - Living with HIV/AIDS:
HIV/AIDS News


...positive attitudes are not simply 'moods'

Site Map

Contact Bradford McIntyre.

Web Design by Trevor Uksik
uks.jpg

Copyright © 2003-2017 Bradford McIntyre. All rights reserved.

DESIGNED TO CREATE HIV & AIDS AWARENESS

spacer.gif