Alarming rise of STI rates in Indigenous communities

Recent data on sexually transmitted infections reveals a shocking disparity between indigenous people and the national average.

Proclaimed to be a “national shame” by James Ward at the South Australian Health and Medical Research institute, the sexual health of those in remote communities will be targeted by a government program focusing on syphilis elimination, HIV prevention and health education. The plan is now under consideration but Liberal senator Dean Smith believes that it will be approved.

Stephanie Tan

Link:

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/a-national-shame-spike-in-indigenous-sti-rates-prompts-call-for-urgent-action-20170302-gupaac.html

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