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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Key references

References for the key publications about HIV/AIDS among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are listed here.

2013

Iversen J, Maher L (2013)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2008-2012: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute (2013)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: annual surveillance report 2013.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

The Kirby Institute (2013)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual surveillance report 2013.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

2012

de Wit J, Holt M, Treloar C(Eds) (2012)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2012.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales

Strobel NA, Ward J (2012)

Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and bloodborne viruses.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report investigates the efficacy of sexual health education in improving knowledge about sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses among young Indigenous Australians, and whether this leads to attitude and behaviour changes. Categorising education programs in terms of community-based, combined clinical and behavioural, and school-based, the report describes a range of initiatives that have been developed to raise awareness about sexual health among young Indigenous people, and influence behaviour. The report also explores the barriers and facilitators to the successful implementation and maintenance of sexual health programs, such as having an appropriately trained and well-resourced workforce, and ensuring young people have access to health hardware (e.g., condoms).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2011

Communicable Diseases Network Australia (2011)

National blood-borne virus and sexually transmissible infections surveillance and monitoring plan: 2010 - 2013.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Harrod ME, Ward J, Graham S, Butler T (2011)

Australian prisons: the key to closing the gap and ensuring HIV remains low in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

HIV Australia; 9(1): 17-19

National HIV Testing Policy Expert Reference Committee (2011)

National HIV testing policy v1.1.

Sydney: Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Shea B, Aspin C, Ward J, Archibald C, Dickson N, McDonald A, Penehira M, Halverson J, Masching R, McAllister S, Smith LT, Kaldor JM, Andersson N (2011)

HIV diagnoses in indigenous peoples: comparison of Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

International Health; 3(3): 193-198

2010

Australasian contact tracing manual : a practical handbook for health care providers managing people with HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and HIV-related tuberculosis (2010)

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2010)

Sixth national HIV strategy 2010-2013.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2010)

Third national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections strategy 2010 – 2013.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

The Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy was released in March 2010. It is one of a set of five national strategies aimed at reducing the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) and their morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts.

The strategy highlights ongoing challenges in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities relating to STIs and BBVs. These include:

  • sustained and unacceptably high rates of bacterial STIs in many remote communities
  • the rate of acquisition of HIV and viral hepatitis through injecting drug use
  • ongoing incidence of HIV infections among men who have sex with men
  • lack of access for many communities to culturally appropriate primary health care services.

The new priority action areas identified in the strategy are:

  • annual, routine and systematic testing, treatment and follow-up for bacterial STIs of sexually active Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • increased access to treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who test positive to bacterial STIs;
  • increased primary prevention activities that seek to reduce the number of new cases of HIV and viral hepatitis among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who inject drugs
  • competent and accredited workforces consistent across all jurisdictions to address the scope of work outlined in the strategy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

McMahon T, Moreton RJ, Luisi BN (2010)

Guarding against an HIV epidemic within an Aboriginal community and cultural framework; lessons from NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 21(4): 83-85

 
Last updated: 10 October 2014
 
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