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Find out more information about Sexually Transmitted Infections and treatment guidelines, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Bacterial Vaginosis, and Azithromycin (Zithromax)

  • Bacterial Vaginosis

    What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)? Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a type of vaginal infection that results from the overgrowth of bacteria normally present in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women of reproductive age. The normal vagina contains many types of bacteria. One type of bacteria, Lactobacillus, is present […]

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  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is PID? Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the woman’s reproductive organs. It can affect the uterus, fallopian tubes and/or ovaries. Canadian statistics suggest that one in 10 women will have at least one episode of PID. Seventy-five percent of cases occur in women under 25 years of age. […]

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  • STI treatment guidelines

    PDF/Printer friendly version STI PREFERRED TREATMENT – TREATMENT CONDITIONS FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDED REGIMEN PREGNANCY REGIMEN PENICILLIN ALLERGY CHLAMYDIA Azithromycin 1 g po Stat in single dose if poor compliance is expected OR Doxycycline 100 mg po bid for 7 days ALTERNATIVE Ofloxacin 300 mg po bid for 7 days OR Erythromycin 2 g/day po in divided […]

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

    Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus The numbers of sexually active individuals who have sexually transmitted infections and/or HIV are still increasing despite the education that is available regarding lowering your risk. Chlamydia, for example continues to be the most common STI amongst those who are 14-25 years of age. Fortunately at present this […]

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