Got checked where? Online STI testing now available in BC

Mark Gilbert, Devon Haag, Troy Grennan

British Columbia Medical Journal, 2016 Mar; 58(2): 102-3

While many patients have good access to testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through their family physician or a sexual health clinic, this isn’t the case for everyone. Each year in BC many people at higher risk of acquiring these infections face considerable barriers to accessing clinic-based testing. Barriers include having difficulty traveling to a clinic, encountering long wait times for appointments, worrying about negative reactions from health care providers, or experiencing the stigma that is still associated with testing for these infections…