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.
Hep. B, Hep. C and HIV are a serious concern in today's world. Knowing the risks is a big step to preventing them but if any of the following applies to you, get tested right away.
You can protect yourself and you loved ones by following some simple precautions. And remember, you can always go to your local nursing stations for Condums, Clean Needles, Testing and Immunizations.
Newspaper Ad – Stop the Spread
Newspaper Ad – Protect Yourself & Others
Newspaper Ad – Don't Pass It On
Postcard – Stop the Spread
Postcard – Protect Yourself & Others
Harm Reduction Presentation
Needle Distribution Program Guidelines
HIV / hep C Brochure (Health Canada)