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Early presentation of symptomatic individuals is critical in controlling sexually transmissible infections

Christopher K. Fairley A B D , Eric P. F. Chow A B and Jane S. Hocking C
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A Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Vic. 3053, Australia.

B Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, 55 Commercial Road Melbourne, Vic. 3004, Australia.

C Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Australia.

D Corresponding author. Email: cfairley@mshc.org.au

Sexual Health 12(3) 181-182 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH15036
Submitted: 5 March 2015  Accepted: 4 May 2015   Published: 9 June 2015

Abstract

Two papers in this issue by Williams et al. and Scott et al. describe the sexual risks and health-seeking behaviour of young Indigenous Australians. Their sexual risks and health-seeking behaviours are similar to the general Australian population, yet their risk of past sexually transmissible infections (STIs) is higher. These findings are consistent with previous findings and suggest that access to health care, and not sexual risk, remain critical to STI control in remote Indigenous communities.


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