The Community STI Testing Survey is conducted by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) in partnership with the regional health authorities. We are conducting this research study to understand people’s experiences with testing services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). More specifically, we want to understand how many people are aware of or have used GetCheckedOnline, a free, online STI testing service operated by the BCCDC.
Do you live, work, or regularly visit the communities of Greater Victoria, Maple Ridge, Kamloops, Nelson, Kimberley, and Cranbrook?
We are inviting you to participate if you are:
- Completing this survey for the first time,
- A resident of British Columbia,
- 16 years or older,
- Sexually active (have had oral, vaginal, or anal sex in the past year), and
- Able to complete a survey in English.
Click HERE to complete the survey now!
The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Your answers will help us evaluate the GetCheckedOnline service for your community. They will also provide useful, local data for organizations in your community related to STI testing services.
The survey is anonymous. We will not collect any personal information that could identify you such as your name or healthcare number. Survey responses will be entered/collected via REDCap, a secured web application that meets BC privacy requirements for storage of data in Canada. We do not think there is anything in the survey that could hurt you or be bad for you.
We will gather information about you, your sexual health, and your use of technology and healthcare. Some questions we ask are personal. Some participants, reflecting on these experiences, may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. You may skip any question you don’t wish to answer, or stop at any time. Once the survey is submitted, it is not possible to withdraw your responses as the survey is anonymous.
If you complete the survey, you may choose to enter a draw for a $100 Visa gift card. There are five (5) gift cards available in total. To enter into the draw, you will need to share your e-mail address. Our survey system will not link your e-mail address to your survey responses. If you win the draw, we will e-mail you to let you know, and ask for your name and mailing address to mail you the Visa gift card.
This study is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (Funding Reference Number: CTW-155387).