Antenatal STI and BBV testing at Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney

Ms Dea Delaney-Thiele

Specialist antenatal services are an integral and effective component of service delivery in many Aboriginal community-controlled health services (ACCHSs). Sexual health screenings in ACCHS-led antenatal programs has not been thoroughly documented. The new Clinical Practice Guidelines - Antenatal Care Module 1 recommend that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B infection with screening for chlamydia in women aged under 25. This study examined guideline adherence in antenatal STI screening advance of an evaluation of the effectiveness, culturally appropriateness and accessibility of existing services. 

 

Disclosure of Interest Statement: REACCH is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Recorded in Darwin at the 2013 Australasian HIV & AIDS and Sexual Health Conference, Australia.
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Ms Dea Delaney-Thiele

Master in Public Health from the UNSW and currently Doctoral Candidate at the UNSW, Ms Dea Delaney-Thiele is a Dunghutti woman born at the Burnt Bridge Mission, Kempsey, NSW. Ms Delaney-Thiele has more than 24 years experience working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector (ACCHS). Dea also worked for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) for 11 years and was its Chief Executive Officer between March 2013 and November 2010, where she was responsible for the management of the national Secretariat.
Dea is the current Chief Executive Officer of NATSIWA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance) and heads the Population Health Research Unit at the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney, Mt Druitt Village, NSW.

Co-authors: S. Hure1, M.E. Harrod2, G. Gillor1, C. Dorn1, Mark Saunders3, S. Couzos4 and John Kaldor2; 1- Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney, AWSWS, Mt Druitt, NSW, Australia. 2- The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia. 3- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, NACCHO, ACT, Australia. 4- James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.
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