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Table 1 Recommended schedule for testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and adult health checks in Australia

From: Wide variation in sexually transmitted infection testing and counselling at Aboriginal primary health care centres in Australia: analysis of longitudinal continuous quality improvement data

Guideline Test/STI Target age group Frequency
RACGP [4] Chlamydia Sexually active 15–29 years Annuallya
NACCHO/RACGP [3] Chlamydia - Sexually active 15–29 years Annually
   - 30 years and above who are deemed to be at risk  
NACCHO/RACGP [3] Gonorrhoea Sexually active people aged 15–39 years Annually
NACCHO/RACGP [3] Sexual health counseling All sexually active persons Opportunistically
CARPA [43] Adult health checks including screening for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphillis Aboriginal people aged 15–54 years 2 yearly
  1. aRepeat testing at 3–12 months if found to be positive and treated for chlamydia; CARPA Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association; NACCHO National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation; RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners