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We encourage regular HIV and STI testing for sex workers.
We offer:

  • free and confidential STI testing
  • vaccination (hepatitis B)
  • management of STIs and HIV
  • free condoms
  • health education
  • counselling

We also provide services for Chinese and Thai sex workers including:

  • Health education in Thai and Chinese
  • Outreach to parlours throughout Sydney

 

Thai and Chinese clinics

You will need to book an appointment over the phone to see us.

You can call on (02) 9382 7440 to make an appointment.

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These clinics are for Thai and Chinese speaking people who work in the sex industry. We have an interpreter, and Mandarin and Thai speaking staff to help you.

Thai

Monday 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Thursday 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Chinese

Tuesday 1:30pm – 5:30pm

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General Clinic

We provide you with testing, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV.

Opening hours:

  • Monday9.30 am – 5.45 pm
  • Tuesday9.30 am – 5.45 pm
  • Wednesday1.30 pm – 5.45 pm
  • Thursday9.30 am – 5.45 pm
  • Friday9.30 am – 5.45 pm

 

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Xpress clinic

Xpress

In a hurry and want a quick STI test? Xpress clinic is quicker than the general clinic because you won’t get a physical examination – especially convenient for people who have to test frequently.

You can only use Xpress if you do not have symptoms. You must be able to read and understand English well to attend Xpress clinic.

Before you make an appointment, check if you are eligible using our Time To Test? online risk assessment tool. This will help us work out if we are the best place to meet your needs. We’ll ask you a few questions about your recent sexual activity and at the end, we’ll tell you what to do next.

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Counselling

Our Counselling Unit provides counselling services to individuals for sexual health related concerns such as:

  • Helping you change behaviours that can put you at risk of getting HIV or an STI
  • Coping with a diagnosis of HIV or an STI
  • Negotiating sexual relationships with partners
  • Helping you to contact sexual partners if you are diagnosed with HIV or an STI (contact tracing).
  • If your concerns do not fit with the services offered by us, we will be happy to help you find a more appropriate service.

Call us on 9382 7440 if you would like to make an appointment with a counsellor or call NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.

This is not a crisis service.

If you are in crisis please call Lifeline (11 13 14), Mental Health Line (1800 011 511) or 000

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General Practice (GP)

Most STI and HIV testing in NSW is conducted through GPs.

It’s a good idea for everyone who is sexually active to get a regular check-up. We recommend you see a GP for this. Click here for a printable referral letter from SSHC to take to a GP.

If you want help in finding a local doctor or you would like further information, talk to sexual health nurse at the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.

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FAQS

Have questions about sex work? No worries, we’ve got answers!

I work in a massage parlour, can I see you?

Yes. You do not need to provide full sexual services to come and see us if you have any concerns about your sexual health.

Can you support me in my language?

We offer special clinics for sex workers who speak Thai and Chinese. If you need support in another language. 1. Please call The Interpreter Service on 131 450. 2. Wait until you hear “What language should the interpreter speak?“ Say your preferred language. 3. Ask the operator to get an interpreter, then call us on 02 9382 7440 to book an appointment.

I need a certificate to work, can I get one here?

Yes. We can provide evidence that you have had a sexual health test if required.

I had sex with a sex worker. Do I need to get tested?

In NSW, sex workers generally have lower rates of STIs than the general population.  If you want to discuss your personal circumstances call the Sexual Health Info Link (SHIL) on 1800 451 624. This information is confidential.

 

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