National strategic approach for an enhanced response to the disproportionately high rates of STI and BBV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
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This document outlines the strategic approach to:
- control the current syphilis outbreak in northern and central Australia (primary)
- undertake opportunistic control efforts for other STI and BBV (secondary)
- consider the long-term sustainable response to STI and BBV issues in Indigenous Australians, in line with the National BBV and STI Strategies for 2018–2022 (tertiary), with the ultimate goal of reducing rates of STI and BBV to a sustainably low level.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) Governance Group developed this strategic approach. The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) endorsed it in late 2017.