Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and Related Conditions

The following sites have excellent information on STIs.

General Information:

SmartSexResource is a service provided by the Clinical Prevention Services Division at the BC Centre for Disease Control. The website provides excellent detailed information on STI symptoms, transmission, preventioa and treatment, an online clinic finder, and a chatroom where you can ask a sexual health nurse your. questions.
The ultimate Canadian web site committed to providing you accurate, credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health. An initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the site’s mandate is to provide guidance and advice to help individuals develop and maintain a healthy sexuality.


AIDS Vancouver
AIDS Vancouver plays a special role in providing quality health care to people affected by HIV/AIDS living in the Lower Mainland. They also run an anonymous, confidential helpline for anyone concerned about HIV/AIDS, at 604 969 4666.

Positive Living BC

Positive Living BC is is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. They can assist people living with HIV/AIDS access advocacy, education, social support, health services and more.

Positive Women's Network
Positive Women’s Network provides education, support, and resources for women living with HIV in British Columbia and for service providers in health and social services across the country.

CATIE: Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange. Education, information and resources on HIV

Herpes and HPV


An initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, this site has information on HPV including signs and symptoms, health complications, treatment, and prevention.

Updated Herpes Handbook
Excellent handbook with up-to-date herpes information