Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Program

Sexual Health and
Blood Borne Virus Program

The AHCWA Sexual Health and BBV team provide ongoing support to member services and other organisations that work with Aboriginal people through capacity building and health promotion activities such as, face to face and online education and training called The Birds and BBVs and The Bites. These education and training activities are delivered in partnership with key stakeholders aim to increase knowledge skills and confidence of health service staff to yarn with clients and community about sexual health and wellbeing and the importance of testing for STIs and BBVs.


The team maintains regular contact with ACCHS staff in order to ascertain and respond to support needs, provide ongoing provision of culturally appropriate information and resources in regards to STIs and BBVs and provides support with Point of Care Testing, exploring barriers and ways to increase testing numbers whilst incorporating continuous quality improvement and best practice principles across the program.

The AHCWA Sexual Health team also supports our ACCHS and other organisations that work with young Aboriginal people to identify potential peer educators and deliver a youth peer education program called the Young Leaders Program. The Young Leaders Program provides training for peer educators to facilitate local education sessions or health events with other young Aboriginal people.


Our team also utilise social media as a health promotion initiative to deliver strengths based sexual health promotion. Our content is created and informed by Aboriginal youth for Aboriginal youth to deliver informative, educational and entertaining content.


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