Many weeks after having unprotected sex, I have no signs or symptoms of being infected by an STBBI. Therefore, I don’t need to be tested.
I have been successfully treated for an STBBI. I acquired lifelong protection.
Chlamydia and gonorrhoea can be successfully treated
Syphilis is an old disease, now rarely observed in Canada
In Canada, I can be held criminally responsible if I have sex without disclosing that I have an STBBI.
When you need professional support, we're here to help
Campanella, Emanuela. “Have an STI? What You're Legally Obligated to Disclose.” Global News. Global News, October 16, 2017. https://globalnews.ca/news/3796984/have-an-sti-what-youre-legally-obligated-to-disclose/.
Nolo. “Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Lawsuits.” www.nolo.com. Nolo, December 26, 2013. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/sexually-transmitted-diseases-stds-lawsuits.html.
Public Health Agency of Canada. “Reducing the Health Impact of Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections in Canada by 2030: A Pan-Canadian STBBI Framework for Action.” Canada.ca. Public Health Agency of Canada, July 17, 2019. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/infectious-diseases/sexual-health-sexually-transmitted-infections/reports-publications/sexually-transmitted-blood-borne-infections-action-framework.html.
“Prélèvements Et Analyses Recommandés Chez Une Personne Asymptomatique – Syphilis, Hépatites B Et C, VIH – Intervention Préventive Relative Aux ITSS.” Publications du ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, November 20, 2019. https://publications.msss.gouv.qc.ca/msss/document-002370/.
“Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea - STD Information from CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 24, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/arg/default.htm.
Public Health Agency of Canada. “Report on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada: 2013-2014.” Canada.ca. Government of Canada, July 20, 2017. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/report-sexually-transmitted-infections-canada-2013-14.html#a41.