Fourth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2014-2017

Closed 23 May 2014

Opened 9 May 2014

Overview

Australia’s response to blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI) is built on a comprehensive national strategic approach supported by a strong partnership between affected communities, clinicians, researchers and governments. Australia’s five draft National BBV and STI Strategies for 2014-2017– addressing HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, STI, and BBV and STI in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population – set the direction for a coordinated response by all partners through the health care system and the community sector.

The draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy 2014-2017 supports a coordinated effort across HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and STI, while at the same time addressing unique disease or population specific approaches and issues.   This draft strategy includes priority populations, risk factors and guiding principles.  All national strategies include priority actions in the areas of prevention; testing; management, care and support; workforce; removing barriers; and surveillance, research and evaluation.  
 
The draft National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy 2014-2017 is now available for public comment. 
 
 

Why We Are Consulting

The National BBV & STI Strategies 2014-2017 require all Australian governments, clinicians, researchers, community and professional organisations and individuals to commit to setting the direction for a coordinated response to addressing the rising rates of BBVs and STIs.

To ensure all partners to the Strategies contribute to their success, we invite your comments. 

Now is the time to provide YOUR comments on the draft National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy 2014-2017.

What Happens Next

This survey is designed to help you provide comments about the draft National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2014-2017.

The survey is open until 11.59pm AEST on 23 May 2014.

If you have comments outside of your responses to the survey questions, there will be an opportunity at the end to upload extra documentation. Please note that although we will attempt to consider extra documentation in our analysis, we will place most importance on the responses you provide to this survey.

HOW WE WILL USE YOUR RESPONSES

1. Your views will be analysed along with all other responses to draw out common themes and will inform the National Strategies.

2. Your views will be acknowledged but not published.  It is at the discretion of the Australian Government to include comments in the final Strategies.

3. All responses will be treated as confidential, and no personally identifying information from your response will be released to any third party unless you specify otherwise.
 

Audiences

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Community groups

Interests

  • Communicable diseases
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health