For Health Professionals

Contact tracing

Health professionals have a responsibility to talk to the client about informing anyone that they might have exposed to a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Informing contacts can be difficult or uncomfortable for clients, but it is very important to stop the spread of STIs. Fortunately, there are lots of good resources to help you inform and support your client. 

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This course is designed for nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers in WA and comprises: (1) overview of partner notification principles; (2) confidentiality and privacy; (3) talking to clients; (4) talking to contacts of a person with an STI; (5) managing personal safety; (6) managing complex cases; (7) reflecting on actions; (8) overview of working with Aboriginal communities. (Produced by ASHM)

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This report contains information on contact tracing with relation to Aboriginal people (in a NSW context), specific considerations around contact tracing with respect to Aboriginal communities and strategies and technologies to improve contact tracing. (Produced by Burnet Institute) 

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An online information space for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women. An interactive feature of this site allows the user to receive periodical email or SMS reminders to have a sexual health check. It also allows website users to notify their recent sexual partners that they may have been at risk of having an STI. (Produced by Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations)
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This manual provides detailed information about how to conduct contact tracing for STIs and BBVs, and has information about contact tracing in the context of priority populations including Aboriginal communities. The manual also contains some case studies and detailed information on privacy protocols. (Produced by ASHM)

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This factsheet contains information on when to start contact tracing, tips on how to find local contacts, referral processes for non-local contact tracing and helpful tips to ensure that the process is conducted sensitively. (Produced by Kimberley Aboriginal Health Planning Forum)