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Mind the gap



The Mind the gap program focuses on the primary prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sexual transmitted infections (STIs), and blood borne viruses (BBVs) in young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (GLBTIQ) people. The program targets Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth aged under 25 and living in rural and regional Victoria.

Mind the gap aims to reduce the isolation, social exclusion, and disconnection from family networks experienced by GLBTIQ youth, in order to reduce the associated higher risk of sexual and mental ill health, homelessness, suicide, self-harm, and drug and alcohol misuse.

The program involves three components:

Mind the gap is partnered by Family Planning Victoria, Victorian Aboriginal community controlled health organisations, and the Centre for Adolescent Health and Youth Empowerment.

Abstract adapted from Family Planning Victoria


Family Planning Victoria
901 Whitehorse Road
PO Box 1377
Box Hill Vic 3128
Ph: (03) 9257 0121

Related publications

Roberts A (2013)

Mind the gap: addressing HIV and STIs among young people in rural and regional areas.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 49-50


Last updated: 3 February 2014
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