In areas of Western Australia (WA), the incidence of some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is at epidemic levels. As part of its continued response to this problem, the Western Australian Department of Health (WA Health) is continuously updating these clinical guidelines, aiming to promote the principles of best practice to the wide range of providers who are responsible for STI management in this State.
These guidelines are designed for all clinicians and health care providers involved in the diagnosis and/or management of STIs.
They contain the most up-to-date evidence-based practice recommendations and are complemented with a range of patient and health professional resources.
A list of abbreviations and terms that are used throughout the Silver book.
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Last reviewed: 10-09-2015
Last updated: 20-06-2016
Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program