Some overseas countries have high rates of viral infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. So, this season, if you’re planning to travel overseas there may be an increased risk of infection with these viruses if precautions are not taken at all times.
Did you know that surveillance data show a link between HIV infection and travel?
Over 20 per cent of new HIV diagnoses in Australia is associated with people travelling to or from countries where HIV is more prevalence than Australia.
When travelling overseas, it is important to plan for your safety. Be aware of the risk factors for infection so that you can prepare and protect yourself.
The ‘Travel Safe’ booklet from PEACE Multicultural Services provides information and tips on how to prepare for your safety before leaving the country, and what to do during your travel and when you come back. You can access this information through the following link: https://view.joomag.com/travel-safe-travel-safe/0700231001513313064?short
If you have any further inquiries, contact PEACE Multicultural Services at Relationships Australia SA on 8245 8100.
Enjoy your trip, but most importantly stay safe!