Section 22 - Our Public Health at work: What you don’t know.
I’ve known this for awhile now, given my discussions with my doctor. In fact it came up that I had an STD that didn’t need to be confirmed through a test, I’d be in contact with him and we’d just treat it.
To my surprise I had a positive syphilis result. There is stigma around this as well, even though it’s easy to get, often unknown, and easily treated if found quick enough.
Even though syphilis can be transmitted by mere skin to skin contact, it can happen simply laying together naked etc.
But no, to public heath this doesn’t matter. IF you are an evil slut getting something, then you are evil and are to be monitored.
I can’t say too much on this site, what I can say is that I do my best to stay out of their system, and I won’t even go to places who say it’s anonymous.
This is why years ago when I was trying to access a service at an organization (I won’t get into where and what as it is not relevant) and I was being asked to sign a paper stating that I’d allow my status to be reported to public health. Of course I said no, and never went any further with it. My health wasn’t great and I was not in the mood to take on a battle around something I felt was completely inappropriate.
Nonetheless, this is a long lead up to and extract from an article I’ve cut and paste from Xtra:
Lang said that change is also needed to include the province’s public health system, pointing to the ability of public health agencies to issue Section 22 orders, which can be used to control a person’s sexual activities.
“A Section 22 order will say things like, ‘You must disclose your status before you do anything penetrative,’” says Lang. “Public health wants you to wear a condom and disclose for oral and anal and vaginal. It’s stricter than the Criminal Code, which generally says if you wear a condom, the issue of disclosure isn’t relevant.
“In Toronto Section 22 orders are usually issued when a person is diagnosed with an STD for the third time.”
Many people don’t know this. It pays to be educated on what the Sex Police are doing who feel that the legal standards are not good enough for them.
Some people remain in a 80s bubble. It’s best you know.
If you got something dripping and are positive go to your doc, forget clinics and walk-ins.
Thats my advice.