Shigella is a type of intestinal illness. Other intestinal illnesses include giardiasis, salmonellosis, and amoebiasis. Shigella is often asymptomatic and


Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis is abnormally tight or the tip of the foreskin

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

PEP is for HIV-negative people who have potentially been exposed to HIV. PEP is a short course of HIV medication, that if taken within 72 hours of exposure to HIV, can significantly reduce the chance of getting HIV.

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You can apply water-based and/or silicone-based lubricant to yourself before you go into the session with a client. Latex condoms can have a drying effect so it is important to always use lubricant, and if you are new to sex work, apply more than you think you will need.

What are STIs & BBVs?

Anybody who is sexually active is capable of transmitting or catching a sexually transmissible infection (STI) or a blood borne

Sex Work Services & Extras

Sex workers often use the phrase ‘standard service’ to describe the basic or standard set of services the client is

STIs, BBVs & the Law

Each state and territory of Australia has different laws governing sex work and the sex industry. In most states/territories there is a Sex Work (or ‘Prostitution’) Act, however sections of the Crimes Act and Public Health Act also affect sex workers.

Condom Breakage

You can talk to your local sexual health clinic about PEP, and refer to the HIV & AIDS page for more information. If the condom

Internal Condoms

Internal condoms, sometimes referred to as “female condoms” or Femidoms, work just like a regular condoms, but are worn internally.

Recommended Timeframes

The following table provides general information on how frequently to be tested for STIs. Please use the table as a

Contraception (Birth Control)

Disclaimer: Every individual responds differently to different types of contraception. For some, the side effects of a particular contraception may


Often sex work involves negotiating multiple expectations, such as the expectations of clients, employers and your own. Before you start


A neovagina is a surgically constructed vagina. There are different techniques for creating a neovagina such as penile inversion and

Where to Test

It can be difficult to find a health service which understands the needs of sex workers and is not judgmental

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

BV is caused by an imbalance of the bacteria that normally live in the vagina. When the normal acid environment changes within the vagina, it can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria which produces an odour.


Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis and can be transmitted to the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, urethra, rectum, eyes and less commonly, the throat.


Gonorrhoea has many nicknames; ‘The Clap’, ‘Drip’ or ‘A Dose’ and can be transmitted to the throat, cervix, urethra, anus or eyes. If left untreated, it is similar to chlamydia in that it can cause inflammation and scarring in the reproductive tract and potentially lead to infertility.

Hepatitis A

There are many types of viral hepatitis that are transmitted in different ways. Hepatitis A is an acute (short-term but

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus. When the virus enters your body, it attaches to healthy liver

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infection by the hepatitis C virus that causes inflammation of the liver and liver disease. When

Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus)

Herpes is a skin infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes. Herpes simplex virus -1 is usually found around the mouth and is commonly known as a cold sore. Herpes simplex virus-2 is usually found around the genital or anal areas.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes progressive damage to the immune system within the body. The immune system usually helps to

Non-Specific Urethritis (NSU or NGU)

Urethritis means inflammation of the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body). Non-specific urethritis (NSU) is any inflammation of the urethra that is not caused by gonorrhoea or chlamydia.

Anal Health

Anal sex includes any sexual activity that involves the anus, such as licking (also known as rimming) or touching the


Prostate glands are located at the bottom of the bladder and wrapped around the urethra, (which carries urine out of

Pubic Lice (Crabs)

Pubic lice are commonly called crabs. They are parasites that live on the body hair, such as eyelashes, eyebrows and public hair, and suck blood for nourishment.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is usually the result of infection with a bacterial STI, most often chlamydia and/or gonorrhoea. The

Tinea (Jock Itch)

Tinea is a common fungal skin condition. It can affect warm, moist areas, such as skin folds e.g. between toes, groin and under breasts.


Scabies is caused by a tiny mite that lives underneath the skin. The female mite is only just visible to the naked eye, about the size of a pin head.


Syphilis is caused by bacteria and is contagious in the early stages of transmission. Without treatment, it can cause irreversible damage to the brain, nerves and body tissues.

Thrush (Candidiasis)

Thrush is a fungal condition caused by an overgrowth of the yeast candida albicans, which lives naturally all over the body, including the mouth, vagina and anus.