For clinicians

Resources are being developed for clinicians working with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regional, remote and very remote communities. with information and analysis on key STI and BBV data, and tips for addressing common barriers to STI and BBV testing. These clinician resources will be accessible via this website.

Multi-disciplinary ‘clinician champions’ are available to support the rollout of Young Deadly Free project activities, and ensure that services are engaged in efforts to boost STI and BBV testing rates. Clinicians who are new to working in remote and very remote communities can find the context challenging, and be unsure of cultural sensitivities. Clinicians will be encouraged to share experiences and insights into best practice in communicating with young people regarding STI and BBV risk behaviours, sex and sexuality, with the aim of normalising sexual health checks. The ‘clinician champions’ will provide supportive networks for improved clinical and organisational practice – for doctors , nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers.