Point of Care Testing & Treatment for Syphilis in Provincial Corrections

The webinar is the third in a series that examines corrections as a public health setting for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and care. The webinar will explore evidence for STBBI care in correctional settings, and examine the development, implementation, and results of a point of care tests for syphilis and HIV study in Alberta provincial corrections.

STBBI Opt-Out testing in Provincial Correctional Settings

The webinar is the second in a series that examines corrections as a public health setting for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and care. The webinar will explore evidence for STBBI care in correctional settings, and examine the development, implementation, and results of an opt-out testing program in Alberta provincial corrections.

Co-creating policies and guidelines for STBBI care in correctional centres with people who are incarcerated: the You Matter Project

This webinar explores evidence for STBBI interventions in corrections, and describes the results of the You Matter Project, in which people who are incarcerated, corrections officers, health care providers, researchers, and representatives from community organizations co-created policies and guidelines for STBBI care in BC Provincial Correctional Centres.

Report of an Evaluation of Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Services in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

An Emerging Syndemic Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March of 2020, extensive public health resources have been directed to identifying cases, curbing transmission, and carrying out vaccination campaigns. This focus has undoubtedly saved lives; it has also reduced the attention paid to other public health crises in Canada, including epidemics of sexually transmitted…

Incarceration and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Diseases

Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) rates have been increasing across Canada, particularly for hepatitis C (HCV), gonorrhea, and syphilis, including the highest rates of congenital syphilis ever reported. STBBI transmission is influenced by social, structural, and environmental factors, and these infections are increasingly associated with substance use, inadequate housing, and a history of incarceration….

Corrections and correctional facilities as a public health setting in Canada

In the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic context, there has been increasing attention to correctional facilities and other congregate settings as catalysts for infectious disease transmission. It is well known that infectious and other diseases are prevalent in correctional facilities around the world and Canada is no exception. Rachlis et al. discuss the importance of considering…

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2020 Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infection (STBBI) and Harm Reduction Resources

NCCID has curated a list of substance use harm-reduction resources. They provide relevant substance use information that aims to increase access to harm reduction supplies and programming to support people who are using substances and prevent sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections and other harmful outcomes.  NCCID has also put together the following list of sexually…

National Forum on STBBI Testing and Linkages to Care: Reaching the Undiagnosed

February 4-5, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON Hosted by the CIHR Centre for REACH 3.0 / MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) & the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections (STBBI) Testing and Linkages to Care: Reaching the Undiagnosed forum drew over…

Harm Reduction in a Rural Setting: Lessons learned from HCV and HIV outbreaks in Scott County, Indiana

The increased use of crystal methamphetamine and other drugs has led to an increased demand for needle and syringe harm reduction services across Canada. There have been a small number of HIV outbreaks in rural parts of Canada, but these environments have mostly limited services for harm reduction and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI)…