National Blood-borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Surveillance and Monitoring Plan: 2010 - 2013

Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010 - 2013

Page last updated: November 2011

Objective

IndicatorData components and sourceLikely report date/Implementation Plan
STI 1
To reduce the incidence of gonorrhea

1.Annual rate of notifications of gonorrhoea Numerator: Number of notifications of gonorrhea to National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Denominator: Australian population reported by Australian Bureau of Statistics

Analysis: Gender, site of infection
2011
CDNA to consider addition of anatomical site of infection to notification data collection, by end 2011.
2.Incidence of gonorrhea Numerator: Number of positive gonorrhea tests in priority populations in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites

Denominator: Number of gonorrhea tests done in priority populations in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites
Currently not available
BBVSS to consider options for an enhanced sentinel surveillance system that could include Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, sexual health services, public and private laboratories and other sites, by end 2011. (See also STI 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.3 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3.2, 4.3).
STI 2
To reduce the incidence of infectious syphilis
1.Annual rate of notifications of infectious syphilis
Numerator: Number of notifications of infectious syphilis (defined as infection of less than 2 years duration) in National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Denominator: Australian population reported by Australian Bureau of Statistics
Analysis: Gender, gender of sexual partner, HIV status
2011
CDNA to consider addition of ‘gender of sexual partners’ and ‘HIV status’ to notification data collection, by end 2011.
2.Incidence of infectious syphilis Numerator: Number of positive syphilis tests in priority populations in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites

Denominator: Number of syphilis tests done in priority populations in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites
See STI 1.2
STI 3
To reduce the incidence of chlamydia
1.Proportion of Chlamydia tests that yield a positive resultNumerator: Number of notifications for chlamydia to National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Denominator: Number of chlamydia tests conducted, derived from Medicare testing data (MBS 69316, 69317 and 69319)
Currently not available
Department of Health and Ageing to negotiate arrangements with Medicare for the routine release of testing data, by end 2011. (See also STI 4.1, 6, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4.2).
2.Incidence of chlamydia Numerator: Number of positive chlamydia tests in priority populations in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites

Denominator: Number of chlamydia tests done in priority populations in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites

Analysis: Age, gender
Currently not available
See STI 1.2
STI 4
To increase testing for chlamydia among priority populations
1.Proportion of 16 to 25 year olds receiving a chlamydia test in the previous 12 months Numerator: Number of individuals aged 16-25 tested for chlamydia at least once in previous 12 months reported to Medicare (MBS 69316, 69317, 69319)

Denominator: Australian population aged 16-25 reported by Australian Bureau of Statistics

Analysis: Age, gender
Currently not available
Numerator: Department of Health and Ageing to negotiate arrangements with Medicare for the routine release of testing data, by end 2011.
2.Proportion of STI tests in gay men that give a positive resultNumerator: Number of positive gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV tests in gay men in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites

Denominator: Number of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV tests done in gay men in enhanced sentinel surveillance sites
Currently not available
See STI 1.2
3.Proportion of gay men who report having had an STI test in the previous 12 months Numerator: Number of gay men who have had an STI test in previous twelve months, reported in Gay Community Periodic Surveys

Denominator: Number of gay men participating in Gay Community Periodic Surveys

Analysis: Test type - anal swab, throat swab, penile swab, urine sample, blood test (HIV, syphilis, other)
2011
STI 5
To increase young people’s knowledge of STIs including through improved delivery of age-appropriate education within the school curriculum
1.Proportion of secondary school students giving correct answers to STI knowledge questions Numerator: Number of Year 10 students answering STI knowledge questions correctly in Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health

Denominator: Number of Year 10 students participating in Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health

Analysis: Gender
2011 (report 2008 data)
STI 6
To incorporate STI-related prevention and treatment into broader health reforms
Proportion of 16 to 25 year olds who undergo a chlamydia test in general practice.Numerator: Number of individuals aged 16-25 tested for chlamydia at least once in previous 12 months derived from Medicare (MBS 69316, 69317, 69319)
    Denominator: Number of individuals aged 16-25 attending a general practice consultation at least once in previous 12 months derived from Medicare.

    Analysis: Age, gender
    Currently not available
    See STI 4.1