Steamworks is dedicated to being an active part of our community’s health. We work closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to be a partner in your sexual health. With this partnership we offer on site testing, outreach and counseling.
Upcoming Testing and Outreach Schedule: TBA
Testing, outreach and counseling FAQ
Q: What type of technologies does Vancouver Coastal Health use for STI/STD & HIV testing and/or outreach?
A: Vancouver Coastal Health provides full HIV/STI testing and treatment and referrals to community services. The Steamworks clinics are staffed by registered nurses specially trained in STI testing and treatment and uses early HIV NAAT testing which shortens the window period following a risk event to 10 days. HIV instant testing is also available.
Q: Where can I get more information?
A: Health Initiative for Men (HIM) offers a wide range of STI/HIV testing and treatment services as well as counselling and mental health support for GBQ men and gender diverse people through its health canters in Vancouver. HIM also offers a variety of sexual health tools and resources at: www.checkhimout.ca
B: For more information visit the Vancouver Coastal Health website.
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Recently, there have been cases of MPOX reported from Europe and from Chicago. With Pride and other summer festivals coming up soon, you may want to get vaccinated if you have not already done so.
If you have not been vaccinated, or if you’ve had only 1 shot, it is recommend that you get the complete vaccine series of 2 shots, separated by at least 28 days (longer is fine). Full protection occurs 14 days after the second shot. If you had 2 doses of MPOX vaccine, no additional booster shots are recommended at this time.
For information on MPOX, you can visit US CDC website or your local health clinic, talk to your healthcare provider.