Non-judgemental and thorough sexual health history taking can improve health outcomes and guide testing, diagnosis, treatment, and patient education. This catalogue of resources provides an opportunity to highlight different care pathways, face-to-face interactions, telehealth interactions, and considerations when engaging with other key affected populations.
Despite thorough guidance on sexual history taking being outlined in the STI Guidelines Australia – STI Guidelines Australia, GPs and practice nurses often report that they find initiating and taking a sexual history to be extremely challenging. ASHM’s Sexual History Taking Resource Catalogue provides an opportunity to highlight different care pathways, face-to-face interactions, telehealth interactions, and considerations when engaging with different key affected populations. Access a series of videos and other resources at: https://www.sexualhistorytaking.com.au/
ASHM would like to acknowledge our Steering Committee who contributed to the making of the catalogue. A complete list of members is available at: https://www.sexualhistorytaking.com.au/acknowledgements/
The catalogue was supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
For further information, please contact Bianca Leber (she/her) Sexual Health Senior Project Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of this resource catalogue is to model communication. For testing and treatment advice refer to the Australian STI Management Guidelines for Use in Primary Care and local guidelines.