Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections

Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Training
Community education/development

Provides culturally appropriate on-site community-based HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection education and training to Aboriginal communities, organization, and professionals withing B.C. Workshop topics include: Youth Strengthening the Circle; HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention; STD Basics; Healing House: Hepatitis C Information Sharing; Healthy Sexuality; Why Aboriginal People are at Risk for HIV/AIDS; Community and Workplace Policy; Homemakers, Home Care and HIV; Preparing Supportive Communities; and, Activities Kit: Weaving the Mind/Body/Spirit.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-707-5605
Email Address: 
cheemamuk@bccdc.ca
Fax Number: 
604-707-5604
Street Address: 
BC Centre for Disease Control
Addt'l Street Address: 
655 W 12th Ave
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Z 4R4
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

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English
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Online
Author: 
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publisher: 
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Describes the symptoms and treatments for various sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including: chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts, herpes, and syphilis.

What everyone should know about human papillomavirus (HPV): questions and answers

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2000, 2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Defines Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Describes how it is transmitted, who is at risk, symptoms, medical effects, how to protect against it, and treatment. Encourages women to get regular PAP tests.

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Young women of color and their risk for HIV and other STIs

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
L. Michael Gipson
Angela Frasier
Publisher: 
Advocates for Youth
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Examines the socioeconomic, cultural, and gender barriers limit the ability of some young women of colour in the United States to receive information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, access culturally appropriate health care, and reduce sexual risks. Includes references.

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Microbicides: new STD prevention options for women

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English
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Online
Author: 
National Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
National Women's Health Network
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Examines current research to develop products, known as microbicides, that would give women the power to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and AIDS.

Network: family planning and STIs

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Family Health International
Publisher: 
Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Research Triangle Park, NC

Gives information on ways to provide dual protection against both pregnancy and STIs. Also addresses the needs of HIV-positive women, ways to reach youth and men, and a contraceptive method table that compares each method's ability to protect against STIs.

Network: barrier methods

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Family Health International
Publisher: 
Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Research Triangle Park, NC

Focuses on actual and potential use of various barrier methods for contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Discuses how male condoms are an effective means of preventing gonorrhea (in men), HIV infection, and unplanned pregnancy among people who are sexually active and need to protect themselves. Also discusses female condom reuse issues and various strategies that offer dual protection against both unplanned pregnancy and STIs.

Network: preserving fertility

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Family Health International
Publisher: 
Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Research Triangle Park, NC

Explores how infertility affects men, the ways in which men can protect themselves and their partners from STIs, and how reproductive health programs and clinics can help men understand and prevent infertility.

Lesbian health: a guide for teens

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston
Publication Date: 
1999-2004
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Presents a guide for teens on lesbian health. Explains what a lesbian is, how you can tell if you are a lesbian, what it means to bisexual, where you can go to get more information, what you should tell your parents, where they can get information and other resources.

Health problems in African American women

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
National Women's Health Information Center
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Fairfax, VA

Provides general information on various health topics that are of importance to black women. Includes American reference and resources for each.

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