Journal article

Findings from the GOANNA study

Public health Indigenous health Diseases Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are a priority population in all national and jurisdictional sexually transmissible infection (STI) and blood borne virus (BBV) strategies, but until recently we have had little information on which to build and evaluate responses. This situation has changed radically in the past two years, with the implementation of the GOANNA study.

GOANNA is the first national survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16–29 in relation to sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses, with an emphasis on young people’s levels of knowledge, risk behaviours and health service utilisation.

Authored by James Ward, Joanne Bryant, Heather Worth, John Kaldor, Dea Delaney-Thiele, Marian Pitts, Dy Kelaart, Elizabeth Moore, Sallie Cairnduff, Sidney Williams, Peter Waples-Crowe, Kat Byron, Andrew Bamblett, Sarah Betts and Tony Coburn on behalf of the GOANNA study team.

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