Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010 - 2013

6.2.1 Testing and screening

Page last updated: July 2010

Provider initiated testing underpins Australia’s chlamydia screening program and was implemented during the first National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2005–2008. Pilot programs will be evaluated early in the life of this strategy and recommendations for further implementation considered as part of this strategy.

Testing guidelines should be available for health professionals to support proactive practice. There are guidelines available for health providers working with some priority populations and in specific jurisdictions. They will be further informed by the evaluation of the chlamydia program.