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Clinical Prevention

Clinical Prevention Services provides care in clinical settings for the prevention of hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, and tuberculosis (TB).
Three divisions make up Clinical Prevention Services.

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We work with a variety of health-care workers (clinicians, scientists, educators, consumers, health and social service agencies and provincial health authorities) to deliver prevention and care services for hepatitis. We are not involved in direct services to clients. 

We:
  • help develop guidelines and evidence-based practices for the prevention and care of hepatitis
  • provide information on current trends in hepatitis
  • offer education for health professionals 
  • work with others to create health education materials
 

We are a provincial “centre of excellence” for STIs and HIV, and coordinate BC-wide efforts to control STIs and HIV. We run an outpatient STI clinic, an outreach prevention program, on-reserve education for Aboriginals and consultation services for practitioners in STI management. 

The Division of STI/HIV Prevention and Control is exclusively focused on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV and AIDS. 


Some of the services of the STI/HIV division include:

  • STI Clinical Services
    Patient services are delivered through two principle channels: the STI Clinic, located in the BCCDC building at 655 West 12th Avenue in Vancouver, and the Street/Outreach Nurse Program, which operates from a number of locations throughout the city. The health, dignity and rights of our clients are our foremost concern.
  • STI/HIV related education for Health Care Providers
    The division provides STI related training throughout the province to medical residents, public health nurses and other health care providers.
  • STI Epidemiological Data and Consultation
    The division acts as the provincial reporting centre for cases of STI, HIV and AIDS. Provincial law requires most STIs, including HIV, be reported so that the trends and patterns can be accurately measured. Our role is to recored, track and share this important data for the benefit of provincial health care authorities, as well as organizations and governments in national and international jurisdictions.
 

We are also a provincial centre of excellence for TB prevention, control and treatment. 


Our programs include: 

  • outpatient clinics in New Westminster and Vancouver
  • a street outreach program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
  • field operations in other areas of the province
  • services for Aboriginals

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