Episode 3 – Prevention and Treatment of STIs
Published: October 31, 2023
Authored by Dr. Krishan
In an era where information is readily available at our fingertips, staying informed about healthcare choices has become more challenging. To help us navigate the healthcare system and improve health literacy, Dixie Crawford and Dr. Krishan, have joined forces to host an engaging 7-part vodcast series.
These vodcasts are frank and open conversations to help inform and empower First Nations people and our community with facts and information about everyday health concerns, like how to talk to your doctor about your health questions and the health checks we need at every stage of life.
In this episode, Dr. Krishan and Dixie talk about the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in First Nations communities. Dr. Krishan highlights the disproportionately high rates of STIs among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people compared to non-Indigenous Australians. Factors contributing to these high rates include lack of awareness, stigma, and limited access to healthcare services. Dr. Krishan also emphasises the importance of information and education in preventing STIs and encourages open and confidential conversations with healthcare workers. Information provided in this episode is intended as a guide only and does not replace advice provided by your healthcare professional.
“If medicines are not taken as prescribed, they won't work. You may think you've been treated, but you actually haven't”
Dr. Krishan Thiru
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