Information for Aboriginal medical services, sexual health clinicians, general practitioners and antenatal services.
A large syphilis outbreak among Aboriginal people in Qld, NT, WA and SA could spread to NSW.
Screen Aboriginal clients regularly, particularly:
- Those under 35 years of age
- Pregnant women early in gestation AND at 24-28 weeks
- As part of MBS item 715 health checks
Seek help with syphilis testing, treatment and contact tracing from your local sexual health clinic or Sexual Health InfoLink on 1800 451 624.