Study: One quarter of remote Indigenous youth infected with STIs | Pacific Beat

Study: One quarter of remote Indigenous youth infected with STIs

Study: One quarter of remote Indigenous youth infected with STIs

Updated 19 October 2012, 13:31 AEST

Disturbing rising incidences of sexually transmitted disease (STI) have been observed in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.

The latest research suggests one in four 16-19 year-olds are infected with either gonorrhea or chlamydia, or both diseases. However, despite overall high disease levels, HIV infection rates are very low, according to a study from the Baker IDI Research Institute in Alice Springs presented at this week's World Congress on Sexual Health in Melbourne.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: James Ward, deputy director, Baker IDI Research Institute in Alice Springs

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