Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections: Guides for health professionals

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) provides public health guidance for the prevention and management of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). PHAC's STBBI guides for healthcare providers and public health professionals outline national recommendations for:

These guides replace the Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections. PHAC's STBBI guides do not supersede:

Treatment recommendations include indications for the level and quality of evidence.

Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection guides

Find key information and public health guidance for the screening, diagnosis and treatment (if available) of:

Information on best practices for the prevention and management of STBBI:


Updates to the Guide

Guide Changes/Updates Date
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis Update to the epidemiology data contained within the guides to reflect recently published reports. June 2022
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, mycoplasma genitalium and syphilis Changes to the language around sex/gender in order to be more inclusive. June 2022

Additional resources

PHAC also produces awareness resources based on the guidelines. These resources for health professionals include factsheets, infographics and Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) articles.

Awareness resources

Factsheets/infographic

Previous

CCDR articles

National Advisory Committee on Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections

PHAC's STBBI guidelines are developed in collaboration with an expert advisory committee with members from across Canada. Learn about the advisory committee.


CDN STBBI Guidelines mobile application

Get the most up-to-date recommendations for the management of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections on your mobile device.

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