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Guidelines for managing STIs – now available for your iPad

WA Health’s Guidelines for Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections, better known as the “Silver Book”, can now be downloaded to your iPad.

The guidelines can be downloaded at silverbook.health.wa.gov.au and include links to updated versions of three desktop resources that assist health professionals with specimen collection, STI testing and STI management. 

Note, the Quick Guide to STI Testing has been amended to say that a sexually active Aboriginal young person aged under 35 years should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Previously, the recommendation was for testing to be done on sexually active women 25 years or younger.

Print versions of the updated supplementary resources have been distributed to all general practitioners and other health care providers.  Further copies can be obtained by telephoning the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program on 9388 4841.

* Adapted from the New South Wales STI Programs Unit’s resources.

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