Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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Introduction

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make up 3% of the total Australian population, with the greatest proportion living in New South Wales (33%) and Queensland (28%). The Blood-borne viral and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Annual Surveillance Report provides information on the occurrence of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. This report has the ability to both stimulate and support discussion around the ways in which transmission risks, as well as the personal and social consequences of these infections, can be minimised for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the future.

 

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HIV

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

Sexually transmissible infections

What does this mean?

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