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.