Early presentation of symptomatic individuals is critical in controlling sexually transmissible infections

Sex Health. 2015 Jun;12(3):181-2. doi: 10.1071/SH15036.


Two papers in this issue by Williams et al. and Scott et al. describe the sexual risks and health-seeking behaviour of young Indigenous Australians. Their sexual risks and health-seeking behaviours are similar to the general Australian population, yet their risk of past sexually transmissible infections (STIs) is higher. These findings are consistent with previous findings and suggest that access to health care, and not sexual risk, remain critical to STI control in remote Indigenous communities.