For Doctors, Nurses, Health Workers

This section provides useful resources to enhance clinical practice in remote communities, with a focus on engaging with young people on the need to test regularly for STIs and BBVs.

These resources can assist in orientation of temporary locum staff and new recruits, as well as in training and professional development.

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Hear from Doctors, Nurses, Health Workers and Researchers

Jointly produced by the Remote STI and BBV Project — Young Deadly Free, and the Young, Deadly and Syphilis Free Project these resources have been developed for Doctors, Nurses and Health Workers working with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities. Information is provided with key sexually transmitted infection (STI) and blood borne virus (BBV) data and with tips for addressing common barriers to testing.

Health professionals who are new to working in remote communities can find the context challenging, and be unsure of cultural sensitivities. To assist we have produced videos providing background on the STIs and blood borne viruses affecting remote communities. The videos include information on epidemiology, with experienced Doctors, Nurses and Health Workers sharing their strategies for normalising offering testing, communicating with young people about sexually transmitted infections, sex and sexuality issues.
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The Bigger Picture in First Nations Sexual Health: Exploring the broader issues

Innovative projects in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health

Tips on Educating Youth about Sexual

The Importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff in Sexual Health Work

Advice for clinicians: Making the clinic a safer environment for STI checks

Listening to your community: Importance of consultation and engagement with first nations communities

Community experiences & opinions about STI

STI contact tracing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in sexual health

Sexual health consults with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Creating a supportive space to talk about sexual health


Working appropriately in Aboriginal sexual health

Sexual diversity in Aboriginal sexual health

All about syphilis (part 1)

All about syphilis (part 2)

Rapid Syphilis Testing

HIV: Don’t be shame to test First Nations people

The Basics of STI testing in remote Australia

Test For Syphilis and HIV with every STI Screen

For further information about national and state STI guidelines check out our page Clinical guidelines and practice manuals

Clinicians Sharing Strategies for Offering STI and BBV Testing in Remote Communities

Offer All Young People STI and BBV Testing in Remote Communities

The Clinician’s Role in Stopping Syphilis

SA Syphilis Outbreak — Advice for Clinicians

SHINE SA  have released a new video: SA Syphilis Outbreak – Advice for Clinicians
This 5 minute video urges health professionals to be aware that syphilis is increasing rapidly in SA and that there is a need to respond with increased screening.

What it means to have HIV

This video resource, commissioned by the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) and led by HepatitisWA, provides important information for people living with HIV, and is essential viewing – particularly for those recently diagnosed, and for people with an interest in understanding how HIV is managed today.

Talking Chlamydia – Advice for Clinicians

View a new SHINE SA 6-minute video Talking Chlamydia – Advice for Clinicians (*note the handy links to guidelines and tools underneath in YouTube view)