​Support Resources

If you would like more information or need to talk with someone, there are a number of places where you can get help.

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Talk to someone

  • BC Nurse Line: Call 8-1-1 any time (24 hours) to speak with a nurse from anywhere in BC.
  • Crisis Line: Call 1-800-784-2433 any time (24 hours) if you feel distressed and need immediate help.
  • 1-800-SEX-SENSE: Call 1-800-739-7367. Free, confidential, non-judgmental and anonymous information from nurses, sex experts and trained volunteers.
  • SmartSexResource: Connect online with a BCCDC nurse through a chat session or email.
  • BC Counselors Association: Find a counselor in your area of BC.

Find more information

  • SmartSexResource:  A British Columbia Center for Disease Control website with information about sexually transmitted infections, getting tested and safer sex.
  • Options for Sexual Health BC:  Information and support around sexual health, birth control and reproductive choices.
  • BC HealthLink: Find information about different STIs, testing and where to find help and support.
  • Pacific Hepatitis C Network: Information and support for people living with hepatitis C in British Columbia.
  • HPV Info: Information on HPV for teens, adults, parents, teachers and health professionals.
  • AIDS Vancouver: Prevention and support in BC for people with HIV, their partners and family members.
  • Health Initiative for Men: A community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men.
  • Oak Tree Clinic: BC Women's Hospital outpatient care for HIV positive pregnant women.
  • Positive Living BC: Support for HIV positive individuals in BC.
  • Sexuality and U: Information on HIV and AIDS.
  • YouthCo: A community-driven organization run by and for youth that seeks to engage, educate and empower young people living with or at-risk of HIV and Hep C.A 

Have Questions?

If you can't find answers here, you can ask your questions online at SmartSexResource. A sexual health nurse is available to answer your questions through the website or private chat.

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Having Safer Sex

Using condoms and other kinds of protection is a very effective way to prevent STIs. Spice up your safer sex life. Use protection and learn how to talk about safer sex with partners

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Other Resources

Need more information or someone to talk to? There are lots of online resources and local services that deal with sexual health and STIs.

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