Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs)
What is it?
Anyone who is sexually active can become infected with a sexually transmitted infection. The two most common ones are Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea. You can get more information on STBBIs, their means of transmission, their symptoms, their treatment, and their prevention through the Uschiniishisuu services. Being tested is easy.
Who is it for?
Anybody who is sexually active (or thinking about it) can access these services, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation.
Where is it offered?
You can access these services through your CMC or the local School Nurse.
What is it like?
The first meeting can be intimidating. Talking about sex is not always easy and can make you feel uncomfortable. Consultations are always confidential. Through a series of questions, the nurse can determine which infections to look for and offer you a personalized STBBI screening.
A urine sample is usually required, although at times, a blood test may also be necessary.
Following visits will take place to discuss your results, and discuss your treatment options, if necessary.
How long does it last?
The first meeting can last up to 45 minutes. Subsequent meetings are much shorter.
How can I get this service?
You may book an appointment with the Uschiniichisuu Nurse by calling your CMC. You can also visit the School Nurse and book an appointment with her.
Where can I learn more?
Visit www.sexandu.ca for youth friendly information on prevention of sexually transmitted infections.