WA STI Strategy – prevention and education

Build STI-related knowledge and skills in priority populations

This will be achieved by:

  • continuing to provide online training and resources for health professionals and teachers
  • continuing to facilitate face-to-face training for health professionals and teachers
  • continuing to support and provide peer education strategies through NGO-funded programs
  • building and sustaining the delivery of evidence-supported school based sexuality education
  • using social marketing and social media to provide relevant information to target groups
  • continuing to provide targeted education programs around knowledge and skill development
  • continuing to provide community education through NGOs and health service providers
  • using innovative technology to provide information to target groups.

Increase the use, access to and acceptability of condoms in priority populations

This will be achieved by:

  • providing free and low cost condoms where possible
  • continuing to provide targeted education programs around use and acceptability with target groups
  • continuing to provide community education to enhance acceptability through NGOs and health service providers
  • using social marketing and social media to promote condom use as normal.

Increase promotion of safer sex behaviours and regular testing

This will be achieved by:

  • using social marketing and social media to promote safer sex behaviours and regular testing
  • increasing promotion of online chlamydia testing through websites
  • continuing to provide targeted education programs around safer sex and testing
  • continuing to provide community education to enhance acceptability through NGOs and health service providers
  • enabling and building capacity of school based sexuality education.
Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – prevention and education Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – testing and diagnosis Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – disease management and clinical care
Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – workforce development Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – enabling environment Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – research, evaluation and surveillance
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