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Community STI Testing Survey

The Community STI Testing Survey was conducted by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) in partnership with the regional health authorities. We conducted this research study to understand people’s experiences with testing services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). More specifically, we wanted to understand how many people were aware of or had used GetCheckedOnline, a free, online STI testing service operated by the BCCDC.

This research study will help us evaluate the GetCheckedOnline service for communities across BC and provide useful, local data for organizations in these communities related to STI testing services.

The survey was open to sexually active people 16 years-old or older who were residents of BC. We specifically wanted to hear from people who lived, worked, or regularly visited Greater Victoria, Maple Ridge, Kamloops, Nelson, Kimberley, and Cranbrook. The survey was conducted between June 24 and September 30, 2022.

We thank participants, local staff members, volunteers, regional health authorities, co-investigators, our research team based at the BC Centre for Disease Control, the BC Community Advisory Board, and many local community organizations for making this study possible.

Plain language summaries of the Community STI Testing Survey findings can be downloaded via this link.Plain language summaries of the Community STI Testing Survey findings can be downloaded via this link[HC1]Hyperlinked to:

This study is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (Funding Reference Number: CTW-155387).


Dr. Mark Gilbert, BC Centre for Disease Control & University of British Columbia (


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