WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategies 2019-2023

The Western Australian (WA) Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategies 2019–2023 build on the strengths and progress from our previous strategies, and are closely aligned to the national STI and BBV strategies launched in November 2018.

The strategies outline the guiding principles, goals, targets and priority areas needed for an effective, coordinated and comprehensive state-wide response to the impact of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses on vulnerable target populations in Western Australia.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) continue to pose a significant public health threat, with nearly 12,000 cases of chlamydia reported each year and increases in gonorrhoea and syphilis cases across the state.

While significant progress has already been made in reducing STIs and BBVs, these new strategies and resources will build on this work to reduce transmission and improve the quality of life for those living with the BBVs and/or STIs.

The STI, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, HIV and Aboriginal STI and BBV strategies, highlight the importance of working in partnership across government, non-government, healthcare and research organisations to reduce transmission, morbidity and mortality caused by STIs and BBVs, and to minimise the personal and social impact of infections. Download the strategies via the links below:

Implementation Report

This Implementation Report (PDF 4MB) provides an annual reporting framework that guides planning and activities against the key actions across the life of the WA Strategies. It has been developed in consultation with health consumers, non-government organisations and service providers to map current service coverage, identify gaps and recommend areas for further action.

More information

Communicable Disease Control Directorate
Address: Level 3A, 189 Royal Street, East Perth 6004 WA
Phone: (08) 9222 2131
cdc@health.wa.gov.au

Last reviewed: 31-08-2020
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Communicable Disease Control Directorate