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Indigenous: States and Territories


Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2009)

Sexual and reproductive health strategy 2009-2014 [including sexually transmissible and blood borne infections].

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation


Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (2005)

Western Australian Aboriginal sexual health strategy 2005-2008.

Perth: WA Department of Health

The Western Australian Aboriginal sexual health strategy provides a framework for engaging communities and service providers to bring about improvements in sexual health. This report outlines how the strategy frames current needs within the context of relevant past policies, programs and strategies. Priority groups are identified, and there is specific reference to the prevalence and risk of STIs and HIV .

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Queensland Government (2003)

Queensland Indigenous sexual health strategy 2003 to 2006.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

The aim of the Queensland Indigenous sexual health strategy is to provide a solid and sustainable framework for improving the sexual health of Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. This report describes the context of sexual health policy internationally, nationally and within Queensland. The epidemiology and management of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Queensland Indigenous population are outlined. The strategy includes involvement of Indigenous communities to reduce the transmission and impact of STIs and encouragement of partnerships between local Aboriginal and Islander community controlled health services and other service providers. The key role of Indigenous sexual health workers is highlighted with incentives planned for recruitment, such as increasing access to training and identifying career paths.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Last updated: 18 May 2015
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