This strategy is one of a suite of five strategies aiming to reduce the transmission of STIs and BBVs in Australia, and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause. The five strategies, which cover the period 2010–13, are the:

  • Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy (this strategy)
  • Sixth National HIV Strategy
  • National Hepatitis B Strategy
  • Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy
  • Third National Hepatitis C Strategy.
While the last four strategies listed focus on individual infections, this one focuses on the combined health impact these infections have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Despite their specific focus, each strategy shares common structural elements. This is designed to support a coordinated effort and pinpoint common concerns. The shared structural elements are:
  • guiding principles (Chapter 4 in each strategy)
  • priority populations (Chapter 5)
  • similar priority action areas (Chapter 6)
  • issues around surveillance, research and work force development (later chapters).