Sexually Transmitted Infection pathways
Murray PHN is working with Health and Human Services and our Victorian PHN partners, on behalf of the Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training and Learning program, to create state-wide sexually transmitted infection pathways.
The pathways seek to address the Third National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2014-2017 and work towards reducing the transmission of, and morbidity and mortality caused by STIs, as well as the personal and social impacts. The STI pathways that have been localised to our region, and the state of Victoria include:
Note that you must be registered and logged in to access the direct pathways links above. Health professionals in our region can get free access here.
Murray PHN's Clinical Editor Dr Una Kennedy (picture below) has lead the STI pathway development, in conjunction with an infectious diseases specialist, sexual health nurses and a range of support groups. Una is a practicing GP who specialises in women's, sexual and reproductive health and has a post-graduate degree through Family Planning Association of Australia.
Una says that the STI pathways are an online resource that will be used by GPs, doctors in local hospital, nurses, pharmacists and allied health staff.