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Six-week STI/BBV screening program commences at Pika Wiya

06 September 2023

This week sees the commencement - at Pika Wiya Health Service in Port Augusta - of AHCSA's annual six week STI screening period for Aboriginal communities throughout South Australia 

Based on the successful model delivered by Nganampa Health Council since 1994, the six-week screening period promotes STI screening for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-35 years, alongside the promotion of opportunistic testing throughout the year, targeting those who are at higher risk of STI and BBV (re)infection. 

Sexual health promotion/education is prioritised during this period to support the work of ACCHSs during the 6-week screening.

Pictured: Pika Wiya's "one and only" Steph Long and AHCSA Sexual Health & BBV Coordinator Sarah Betts