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Providing the evidence base to reduce harmful AOD use in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
This survey is the first national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) undertaken in Australia.
The survey involved collection of data comprising four areas:
Just under 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-29 were surveyed in every Australian jurisdiction. The project was initiated in 2010, and data collection occurred during 2011-2013.
The survey was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with contributions from state and territory health departments, and was coordinated by peak Aboriginal health organisations in each jurisdiction.
Abstract adapted from Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute