Five ways to make safe sex safer

1. Who to target
Safe sex interventions should be focused towards higher risk individuals based upon individual history and local epidemiology.

Certain population groups are at increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, and identification of members of these priority groups: young people (less than 26 years), men who have sex with men (MSM), Indigenous Australians and sex workers, may aid the clinician to target care.

Others who may benefit from STI testing and safe sex advice include heterosexuals with frequent/ recent partner change or concurrent partners, those