Sexual health services in Australia: Challenges and opportunities

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Abstract

Sexual health services in Australia provide testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and range from larger urban centres to smaller remote clinics. Most services take a multidisciplinary approach to care with policies aimed at increasing efficiency and access to individuals at increased STI risk. A major challenge lies in the delivery of services across a widely distributed population, particularly in remote areas. The successful control of STIs in Australia will require active engagement with general practitioners. Efforts to improve the reach and quality of sexual health services in Australia should include further research, collaboration and innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalHong Kong Journal of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Sexually transmitted infections

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