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A national sexually transmissible infections strategy: the need for an all-embracing approach

Adrian Mindel and Susan Kippax
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (10): 502-503.
Published online: 21 November 2005

Specific priority actions and screening programs should target sexually active young people

The incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is increasing in many parts of the world including Australia,1 and the release of the first Australian National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy to deal with STIs is timely.2 Three very appropriate priority areas have been identified: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health, STIs in men who have sex with men, and control and prevention of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis among young people.

  • Adrian Mindel1
  • Susan Kippax2

  • 1 Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Centre, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW.
  • 2 National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW.

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