STI and HIV knowledge and testing: a comparison of domestic Australian-born, domestic overseas-born and international university students in Australia

Engstrom, Teyl and Waller, Michael and Mullens, Amy B. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Durham, Jo and Debattista, Joseph and Wenham, Kathryn and Bell, Sara F. and Ariana, Armin and Gu, Zhihong and Daken, Kirstie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X and Dingle, Kaeleen and Gilks, Charles F. and Williams, Owain D. and Dean, Judith A. (2021) STI and HIV knowledge and testing: a comparison of domestic Australian-born, domestic overseas-born and international university students in Australia. Sexual Health, 18 (4). pp. 346-348. ISSN 1448-5028


Abstract

University students usually consist of young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and a group recognised as being at increased risk of STI. This study found lower levels of STI knowledge and STI testing among international students and to a lesser extent, domestic overseas-born students, compared with domestic Australian-born students. International students exhibited lower risk sexual behaviour but were more likely to have had a HIV test than domestic students. This diversity in sexual health knowledge, sexual health services utilisation and sexual experience indicates the need for a variety of public health approaches to improve sexual health.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 06:25
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 01:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; higher education; HIV; international students; knowledge; sexually transmissible infections (STI); testing
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1071/SH21055
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47069

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