Screening sex workers

It MAY surprise many to know that almost one in six Australian men have paid for sex, and perhaps less surprising, that 97% of these men paid for sex with a woman.1

Despite common beliefs, the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in commercial sex workers (CSWs) have decreased markedly since legalisation or decriminalisation of the industry.

Screening laws

The laws governing CSWs are state-based, and requirements for STI screening differs depending on