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Sexual health guidelines

Conducting sexual health checks is an essential prerequisite to diagnosing and treating sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs). Clinicians are legally required to notify their local public health unit of STIs and BBVs of public health significance.

National guidelines

Queensland guidelines

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adolescent Sexual Health Guideline (2015) (PDF, 1.04MB) provides relevant insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and historical influences, to help guide practice in order to deliver culturally competent sexual healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents.

A North Queensland Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan 2016-2021 (Action Plan) (PDF, 4.31MB) also targets:

  • Eliminating congenital syphilis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies in North Queensland by December 2017.
  • Controlling the syphilis outbreaks in the North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population by December 2020.
  • Progressively reducing the prevalence of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in North Queensland.

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Last updated: 7 November 2018