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STI Strategies

​​In July 2014, The Australian Government, Department of Health released the 3rd National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy ​ and the 4th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood-borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy​, which apply from 2014-2017.

The National Strategies were endorsed by all State and Territory Health Ministers and the Commonwealth Government. 

All of the National Strategies emphasise a partnership-based approach, which aligns with the ASHM Strategic Plan. 

For the first time, the National Strategies contains targets, providing a framework for accountability and a method for assessing implementation. 

STI Strategy

The targets for the 3rd National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy  2014-2017 include: 

  1. Achieve human papillomavirus (HPV) adolescent vaccination coverage of 70%.
  2. Increase testing coverage in priority populations.
  3. Reduce the incidence of chlamydia.
  4. Reduce the incidence of gonorrhoea.
  5. Reduce the incidence of infectious syphilis and eliminate congenital syphilis. 

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander BBV & STI Strategy

The targets for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV & STI Strategy include: ​

  1. Eliminate congenital syphilis.
  2. Reduce the incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and infectious syphilis, accounting for testing levels, in people less than 30 years of age.
  3. Increase the use of sterile injecting equipment for every injecting episode.
  4. Increase the number of people with HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B receiving antiviral treatment. ​ ​
 

 

 
 
 

 

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