Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs/STBBIs)

Being diagnosed with a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) or a Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infection (STBBI) can affect a person’s overall well-being in many ways, including having an impact on their mental health. A person with mental health challenges may also experience certain effects when managing an STI/STBBI. The connection between STIs/STBBIs and mental health is very complex, in this section you will find resources on this topic from a variety of sources and perspectives.

HPV: The Ultimate GuideInfo sheets and pamphletsHPV2018Halifax Sexual Health Centre
HSV: The Ultimate GuideInfo sheets and pamphletsHSV2018Halifax Sexual Health Centre
B.C. Study Underscores Need for Mental Health Services for HIV-Positive PeopleResearchHIV2018CATIE
Addressing Determinants of STI/STBBIs Among Street-Involved Youth: Mental Health Info sheets and pamphletsSTI/STBBIs and youth2014Public Health Agency of Canada
HIV and Clinical DepressionInfo sheets and pamphletsHIV and depression2012American Psychiatric Association
HIV and AnxietyInfo sheets and pamphletsHIV and anxiety2012American Psychiatric Association