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Changes to the WA Department of Health Program

From July 1 2024, the WA DoH Syphilis POCT Program will be solely managed by the DoH. Please note: this is NOT for WA ACCHOs enrolled in the ESR Program.…

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We have moved!

From June 2024 The Syphilis Teams new address is:
Syphilis POCT
Level 6
HMRB Building
College of Medicine and Public Health
Flinders University
Bedford Park SA 5042

New QC Resource!

Use this Additional QC Record to log any extra QCs performed on your Syphilis POCT strips. Available for download in the Quality Management Paperwork tab.

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About the program

The Syphilis Point-of-Care (POC) Testing Program was developed in response to the ongoing outbreak of infectious syphilis affecting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, predominately aged between 15 and 34 years.

The use of POC testing and a ‘test and treat’ model reduces time to treatment initiation and contact tracing, minimises individuals lost to follow-up and provides access to testing for those unwilling or unable to have venepuncture performed.

The Determine™ Syphilis TP test is currently the only syphilis POC test registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia and has been selected for use in this program. This test requires only a small volume of blood and can provide a result in just 15 minutes.

 

Acknowledgment of Country

The Syphilis Point-of-Care Testing Program and the Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait. 

We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - their customs and their beliefs. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, with particular acknowledgment to the Kaurna people, the Traditional Custodians of the Adelaide region, on which our offices are located.

 

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