The Young, Deadly, Free Project, which ran from July 2016 to June 2019, comprised a set of interrelated activities aiming to substantially increase STI and BBV testing and treatment rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people living in remote communities across Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.

The website is a one-stop shop for resources about STIs and BBVs affecting young people in regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. These resources have been developed and collated by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute as part of two initiatives funded by the Australian Government Department of Health:

  • the Remote STI and BBV Project – Young, deadly, STI and BBV free
  • the Young, deadly, syphilis free campaign

Young Deadly Free resources and activities, including the website, were developed by SAHMRI in consultation with the project consortia and with input from participating communities. Project activities are delivered in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and their affiliates.

The Project was independently evaluated by SiREN, the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research & Evaluation Network, based at Curtin University in Western Australia. More information about the evaluation can be found here.