STI/BBV testing tool for asymptomatic people

NSW STI Programs Unit, ASHM & Qld. Govt.,  2019

This resource has charts and information about how routine STI/BBV testing can be offered, who to, and how to follow up.

Developed by NSW STI Programs Unit, NSW Australia, and reproduced with permission by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, ASHM and Communicable Diseases Branch.

 

 

STI/HIV testing tool for GPs and other primary care clinicians – updated

NSW STI Programs Unit, August 2017

The STI/HIV Testing Tool for GPs and other primary care clinicians has been updated. The tool shows how to:

• Offer routine STI/HIV testing in different consultations

• Conduct a brief risk assessment (sexual history)

• Conduct routine STI/HIV testing

• Conduct contact tracing

• Access available resources and additional support

Based on the Australian STI Management Guidelines, the tool has been developed by GPs with an interest in sexual health, sexual health and public health specialists. The tool is approved by peak bodies including the Royal Australian College of General Practice and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

STI & BBV Testing Tool for GPs in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

NSW Health, May 2016

The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) and the NSW STI Programs Unit (NSW STIPU) have released a new resource for GPs and other professionals in NSW working with Aboriginal people around sexual health.

The tool includes information on when to consider STI and blood borne virus testing, as well as information on contact tracing.

Download tool (PDF,  2 pages) here:  GP-Card-May-2016_web

 

 

Prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomonas in Aboriginal Australians

Prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomonas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Sexual Health – http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15171, Submitted: 25 August 2015  Accepted: 5 November 2015   Published online: 18 January 2016

Abstract:

Higher notification rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are reported among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) compared with non-Aboriginal people in Australia.

The aim of this study is to estimate the pooled prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomonas among Aboriginal people in Australia by sex, age-group, setting (clinic vs population/community-based) and population group [adults, pregnant females, young people (12–29 years) and prisoners].

The databases Medline, PubMed and Web of Science were searched in May 2015. A meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the pooled prevalence of the four STIs in Aboriginal people and if possible, by gender, age-group, setting and population group. A total of 46 studies were included.

The pooled prevalence was 11.2% (95%CI: 9.4–13.0%) for chlamydia (36 studies), 12.5% (95%CI: 10.5–14.6%) for gonorrhoea (28 studies), 16.8% (95%CI: 11.0–22.6%) for syphilis (13 studies) and 22.6% (95%CI: 18.5–26.7%) for trichomonas (11 studies); however, there was significant heterogeneity between studies (I2 <97.5%, P < 0.01).

In the subgroup analysis, a higher pooled prevalence occurred in females than males for chlamydia (12.7% vs 7.7%) and gonorrhoea (10.7% vs 8.1%). The prevalence of chlamydia was 12.4% in clinic-based compared with 4.3% in population-based studies. The highest pooled prevalence by population group was among pregnant females (16.8%) and young people (16.2%) for chlamydia, pregnant females (25.2%) for trichomonas; and young people for gonorrhoea (11.9%).

This review highlights the need to decrease the prevalence of STIs among Aboriginal people through community-based programs that target asymptomatic young people.

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