CCDR: Volume 41-2, February 5, 2015: STIs and sexual health awareness month

Inside this issue: STIs and sexual health awareness month

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to increase in Canada and this trend is consistent with much of the western world. Each STI presents unique challenges. Chlamydia is typically asymptomatic and syphilis goes into dormant periods. The treatment of gonorrhea has been complicated by the growing antimicrobial resistance to many of the previous first line antibiotics. See how you can gain easy access to the Agency's STI Guidelines through a new mobile app.

Table of contents

Surveillance
Chlamydia and lymphogranuloma venereum in Canada: 2003-2012
Totten S, MacLean R, Payne E, Severini A

Gonorrhea in Canada: 2003-2012
Totten S, MacLean R, Payne E

Infectious syphilis in Canada: 2003-2012
Totten S, MacLean R, Payne E

Antimicrobial resistance to Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Canada: 2009-2013
Martin I, Sawatzky P, Liu G, Mulvey MR

Upcoming conference
April 16-18, 2015. Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada Annual Conference, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Useful links
Public Health Agency of Canada. Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections

Government of Canada. Sexual health

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