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    Are sexually transmitted diseases more prevalent in Aboriginal communities?

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  • Dr Stuart Aitken

    Sexual Health Specialist

    Dr Aitken's areas of interest include HIV medicine, sexually transmissible infections, skin conditions affecting the genitals, and gender medicine. He offers discrete, specialist consultations in … View Profile

    Several sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are more prevalent among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) populations than non-indigenous populations. This difference is one example of the health inequalities that exist within Australia, and exemplifies the need to 'close the gap' and end health disparities for ATSI populations. 

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