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Sexually Transmitted Infections & Blood-Borne Viruses Handbook

The AHCSA Sexual Health Program began in 2009 with the aim of building capacity within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in South Australia for the improvement of sexual health services for Aboriginal Communities across SA.

AHCSA is funded for this Program from the South Australian Sexually Transmissible Infection and Blood Borne Virus Programs within the STI and BBV Section Department for Health and Ageing.

A review of the program conducted by James Ward was completed in November 2012 with the recommendations from the review being incorporated into AHCSA’s member services feedback and served as the framework for the program Action Plan.

The AHCSA Sexual Health Action plan focuses on supporting ACCHS in South Australian with:

  • Improving community engagement with young people
  • Developing clinical capacity to address the issues of sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses within the South Australian Aboriginal Community

AHCSA have also developed the Sexually Transmitted Infections & Blood-Borne Viruses Handbook. This handbook facilitates a standardised evidence-based approach to control programs for STIs and BBVs at the primary health care level within ACCHSs in SA.

Further relevant links to Sexual Health & STI & BBV Resources: