Guidelines for managing sexually transmitted infections
For some years, WA Health has experienced growing concern about the level of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in our community. In response to this concern, the Department initiated a process of consultation with health professionals, community and Aboriginal leaders to improve the management of STIs for all Western Australians.
As part of this process, guidelines for the management of STIs were first published in 1997. This fourth edition has been developed in consultation with clinical experts and contains the most up to date evidence-based practice recommendations and is complemented with a range of patient and health professional resources. Hard copies of the Guidelines will also become available in mid-2010 by emailing: email@example.com
View the Guidelines for Managing STIs online
WA endemic regions STI/HIV control supplement
The WA Endemic Regions STI/HIV Control Supplement to the Guidelines for Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections guides practitioners working in regions of WA where STIs are endemic - the Goldfields, Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Different approaches to prevention, education, testing, treatment and management of STIs and HIV are often required in these areas. The supplement highlights both the similarities and the differences between the three endemic regions.
Please note that the supplement also refers to the relevant sections of the Guidelines for Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections 2010.
View the WA Endemic Regions STI/HIV Control Supplement (1.2MB)
Chronic hepatitis B and C primary care pathway
Across Australia, only a small proportion of those who suffer from chronic hepatitis B or C are currently accessing treatment. Treatment with antiviral medication can significantly reduce the risk of complications such as cirrhosis and liver failure and in some people even cure the infection.
The Western Australian Department of Health (WA Health) has developed a clinical pathway to assist GPs and primary health care providers in the assessment and management of patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis C in the community.
This clinical pathway has been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, contains up to date evidence-based practice recommendations as well as links to a range of patient and health professional resources.
View the Chronic hepatitis B and C primary care pathway