Surveillance, reports and research for sexual health
Sexual health strategy and action plans
The Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016–2021 will help improve the sexual and reproductive health of all Queenslanders by addressing a broad range of sexual and reproductive health issues including health promotion, prevention, clinical service provision and community education.
The strategy provides an overarching framework and the following action plans have been developed to support key priority areas of the strategy:
- HIV Action Plan 2016–2021 (PDF, 2.0MB)
- Hepatitis B Action Plan 2016–2021 (PDF, 2.1MB)
- Hepatitis C Action Plan 2016–2021 (PDF, 2.0MB)
- North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan 2016–2021 (PDF, 4.31MB).
The action plans align with the National Strategies for Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections 2014-2017. New national strategies are under development in 2018.
Blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections surveillance
- Queensland Health's notifiable conditions reports gather a range of data to inform prevention, diagnosis and treatment of notifiable sexually transmissible infections, HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.
- The Kirby Institute National BBV & STI Surveillance and Monitoring Reports provide an annual account of progress against the objectives of Australia’s National Blood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategies.
Queensland Health produces an annual report describing notifications of HIV in Queensland
- HIV in Queensland 2017 (PDF, 479KB)
- HIV in Queensland 2016 (PDF, 269kB)
- HIV in Queensland 2015 (PDF, 300kB)
- HIV in Queensland 2014 (PDF, 585kB)
- HIV in Queensland 2013 (PDF, 643kb)
- HIV in Queensland 2012 (PDF, 1MB)
- 2011 HIV/AIDS Report: Epidemiology and Surveillance (PDF, 785kb)
Queensland Health produces an annual report describing notification of syphilis in Queensland, focusing particularly on the demographic distribution and risk factors among infectious syphilis cases.
Download the report on Syphilis in Queensland 2010 - 2015 (PDF, 838kb)
Key research bodies and programs
- Kirby Institute – a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
- Justice Health Research Program – conducts surveillance of BBVs and STIs in prisons and among offenders including the National Prison Entrants' Blood Borne Virus Survey .
- Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program – conducts research on key infections (including viral hepatitis and HIV) in vulnerable populations such as sex workers, people who use/inject drugs and men who have sex with men, including the Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey .
- Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society reports (LaTrobe University) – is a centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships.
- Burnet Institute – a national, not for profit organisation linking medical research with practical action to address global health issues.
- University of NSW Centre for Social Research in Health (Formerly the National Centre in HIV Social Research) – is a national and international research leader specialising in the behavioural and social research of health (conducts the Gay Community Periodic Surveys ).
- Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (NSW) – an organisation that works with culturally diverse communities and health services in NSW to improve health and well-being in relation to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
- HIV/STI Professorial Chair, UQ
- 2017 Monitoring and Evaluation Annual Report Number One (PDF, 1.9MB) - Queensland Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Demonstration Project Expansion (QPrEPd)