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Sexual health and relationships in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (GOANNA)



The project aim is to provide new evidence to inform health policy and practice in the areas of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viral infections (BBVs) in Australian Indigenous communities.

A total of around 3,000 young Indigenous people (aged 16-29 years) will be surveyed at cultural events across Australia between 2010 and 2013 as part of the project. Information will be gathered on the young people's:

Project staff anticipate that the results of the project will form the basis of a resource that can be used to:

Abstract adapted from The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society


Mr Andrew Nakhla
Program Coordinator
The Kirby Institute
The CFI Building
Corner Boundary and West Streets
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9385 0900
Fax: (02) 9385 0920

Related publications

Ward J, Bryant J, Worth H, Kaldor J, Delaney-Thiele D, Pitts M, Kelaart D, Moore E, Cairnduff S, Williams S, Waples-Crowe P, Byron K, Bamblett A, Betts S, Coburn T (2013)

What's happening for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to health service access, risk behaviours and knowledge of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses: findings from the GOANNA study.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 4-6


Last updated: 29 November 2013
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