Early detection and treatment
Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) are a significant health issue in New South Wales and in particular affect people who are young, marginalised or who have limited access to health services.
These factors, along with other issues discussed in this manual, contribute to the higher burden of ill health experienced by Aboriginal people.
Early detection and treatment (screening) programs are recognised as an important component of STI and BBV strategies and have led to significant reductions of STIs and BBVs in some communities across Australia. In NSW there is currently no consistent approach to early detection and treatment programs within primary health services such as Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ww) and general practice clinics.
This manual provides a framework for the planning, delivery and evaluation of early detection and treatment programs for STIs and BBVs within Aboriginal community settings.
This guideline is endorsed by the RACGP.
This guideline is published by Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales