First Australian study of knowledge, risk practices and health service access for Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Date Published:
22 Jul 2014
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Results of the first Australian study of knowledge, risk practices and health service access
for Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) among young
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been released

The report presents the results of the first national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-29 years and comprises survey results from 2877 people.  The survey involved collection of data comprising four areas; (i) demographics; (ii) questions assessing knowledge of STIs and BBVs; (iii) questions relating to risk behaviours and (iv) questions related to use of and access to health services. Surveys were administered in every Australian jurisdiction. The project was initiated in 2010, and data collection occurred during 2011-2013. The survey was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with contributions from State and Territory Health Departments. The survey was coordinated by peak Aboriginal health organisations in each jurisdiction and NACCHO.

See full report  here