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Winter 2008, Vol. 16 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2008) 16, 197-202


Review Article

Sexual health services in Australia: Challenges and opportunities

MY Chan 陳有偉

Abstract
Sexual health services in Australia provide testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and range from larger urban centres to smaller remote clinics. Most services take a multidisciplinary approach to care with policies aimed at increasing efficiency and access to individuals at increased STI risk. A major challenge lies in the delivery of services across a widely distributed population, particularly in remote areas. The successful control of STIs in Australia will require active engagement with general practitioners. Efforts to improve the reach and quality of sexual health services in Australia should include further research, collaboration and innovation.