GPs offering free sex-club vouchers

Brisbane GPs have been offering free entry to sex clubs as a way to encourage gay men to undergo STI checks, it has emerged.

In a bid to curb increasing rates of new infections, patrons of paid sex-on-premises venues were offered free entry vouchers for subsequent visits in exchange for undergoing an STI check.

The vouchers, worth $20, were given out by "gay-friendly" general practices and sexual health clinics, for use at venues such as bathhouses and clubs.

The innovative program, which ran for six months, had