Preventing Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Illnesses

 

 

Are you at risk for HEPATITIS B, HEPATITIS C or HIV?

Have you ever:

□ Had sex without a condom?

□ Had oral sex?

□ Used a needle that was used by someone else?  (for drugs, piercings, tattoos)

□ Used drug tools that were used by someone else?  (pipes, straws, spoons, filters, water)

□ Shared sex toys?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions GET TESTED.

 

PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS.

  • Always use lubricated condoms for sex (vaginal or anal)
  • Use dental dams or condoms for oral sex
  • Never use someone else’s needles, spoons, straws, water, filters or pipes
  • Get tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections
  • For your general health, you should never reuse needles

FOR CONDOMS, CLEAN NEEDLES, TESTING and IMMUNIZATIONS
go to your local nursing station or health unit


In 2011, a Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infection (STBBI) Working Group was established in the Sioux Lookout zone, in response to the increase of opiate drug abuse and detection of Hepatitis C. In September 2011, the Chief in the area passed a resolution directing Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA), a leading participant in the STBBI Working Group, to lead the implementation of an HIV/Hepatitis C prevention strategy for all First Nation communities in the region.
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