Monkeypox (MPX)

Last Updated: 16 September 2022 Monkeypox (MPX) is a rare viral disease caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV).  MPX causes

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a curable sexually transmitted infection that causes small, often asymptomatic skin lesions, followed by swelling of the infected area. It can infect the genitals, anus, rectum, throat and lymph glands. LGV can be transmitted even when the person with LGV has no symptoms.

Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG)

Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a curable STI caused by bacteria that affects the cervix, urethra and rectum. Transmission can occur if you have unprotected penetrative sex with someone who already has the infection. It is often asymptomatic but can cause health problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, and serious pregnancy complications. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Guide (ไทย / Thai)

ท่านกำลังคิดที่จะฉีดวัคซีนป้องกัน COVID-19 อยู่หรือไม่? คู่มือการฉีดวัคซีน Scarlet Alliance COVID-19 สำหรับผู้ให้บริการทางเพศ คู่มือในการรับวัคซีนสำหรับผู้ให้บริการทางเพศนี้มีจุดมุ่งหมายเพื่อสนับสนุนผู้ให้บริการทางเพศตัดสินใจรับวัคซีน โดยคู่มือประกอบด้วย เกณฑ์ของผู้มีสิทธิได้รับวัคซีน สถานที่รับวัคซีน การจองวัคซีน เอกสารที่ต้องเตรียม แหล่งข้อมูลที่เข้าถึงได้และน่าเชื่อถือ ในการหาตัวเลือกวัคซีน คำถามที่พบบ่อย แหล่งข้อมูลนี้เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ (คลิกลิงก์ COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Guide (中文 / Simplified Chinese)

你在考虑接种新冠疫苗吗? 请查看红色联盟性工作者COVID-19疫苗接种指南! 这份针给性工作者的COVID-19疫苗接种指南的推出是为了帮助性工作者在了解了情况的基础上做出是否接种疫苗的决定。它涵盖了:  接种资格 去哪里接种疫苗 如何预约 您可能需要提供的文件 在哪里可以找到疫苗接种选择的可靠资源 常见问题 这是我们COVID-19信息中心专为性工作者准备的部分资源。它包含了关于性工作和COVID-19的其他信息,在大家继续受到大流行的影响之际,为性工作者提供帮助。 类似于其他个人服务和娱乐行业从业者,性工作者也面临着COVID-19传播的职业风险。由于澳大利亚加快了疫苗接种的推出,现在所有12岁及以上的人都有资格接种疫苗。预约接种和选择想要接种的疫苗的最快方式是通过联邦政府的疫苗诊所搜索网站vaccine clinic finder。你不必为了接种疫苗而披露自己是一名性工作者,从事性行业的人也不需要额外的疫苗接种资格证明要求。 说多种语言的人,可以在以下网站上找到多种语言的疫苗信息: 联邦卫生部提供的疫苗接种信息 vaccination information  维多利亚州卫生部有一系列与COVID-19相关的资源COVID-19 related resources 

Shigella

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

Phimosis

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin cannot be retracted (pulled back) over the glans (head) of the penis. Phimosis can cause difficulty urinating, swelling of the foreskin, and pain or discomfort during sexual activity. It can also make washing under the foreskin difficult, increasing the risk of infections such as balanitis. Phimosis can occur naturally or develop after an infection, injury or inflammation.

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.

โควิด-19 (ไวรัสโคโรน่า)

โควิด-19 เป็นเชื้อไวรัสสายพันธ์หนึ่งซึ่งสามารถติดต่อได้คล้ายการติดเชื้อไข้หวัด การแพร่เชื้อเกิดจากการสัมผัส สูดดมละอองฝอยที่กระจายจากปากและจมูกเมื่อคุณไอ จาม หรือพูดคุย เชื้อไวรัสสามารถแพร่สู่คนได้จากการสัมผัสพี้นผิววัสดุที่ใช้ร่วมกันเช่น ลูกบิดประตู พื้นโต๊ะทำงานหรือหน้าจอเอทีเอ็มที่คุณสัมผัสด้วยมือแล้วมาโดนตา จมูก หรือปากของคุณ จากข้อมูลที่เราทราบ ณ ตอนนี้ โควิด-19 ไม่สามารถติดต่อได้ทางเลือด ยังไม่พบหลักฐานแน่ชัดว่ามีความเสี่ยงต่อการติดเชื้อจากการสัมผัสอุจจาระ น้ำอสุจิ สารคัดหลั่งในช่องคลอดหรือปัสสาวะ โควิด-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 là một loại virus được truyền theo cách tương tự như cảm lạnh. Nó có thể bị nhiễm nó

코로나19

코로나19는 감기와 비슷한 방식으로 전염됩니다. 감염경로는 호흡기를 통한 비말감염으로 기침이나 콧물 또는 말하는 동안 전염될 수 있습니다. 또한 문 손잡이나

COVID-19(新冠病毒)

新冠病毒(COVID-19)是一种以类似于感冒的方式传播的病毒。当我们咳嗽、打喷嚏或说话时,我们的嘴和鼻子会释放出飞沫,通过接触或吸入这些飞沫其他人便可感染病毒。我们还可以因为手触摸共享的表面,例如门把手、桌面、ATM屏幕),然后再触摸我们的眼睛、鼻子或嘴巴而感染病毒。据我们目前所知,新冠病毒并非通过血液传播。是否有通过粪便、精液、阴道液或尿液传播的风险尚不清楚。 新冠病毒导致的疾病与其他感冒或流感不同。该病毒虽然对一般健康的人来说具有较低的死亡风险,但它已感染了各个年龄段的人,并且有40岁以下无其他病症的人因此病毒而死亡的先例,包括儿童。对于那些有其他健康问题的人,他们的死亡风险要高得多,这些人更容易感染这种疾病。这些健康问题包括心脏病、肺病、糖尿病和免疫力低下的疾病,例如免疫病、艾滋病(HIV)和正在接受化疗的患者。 这种疾病的感染风险不分种族背景,遗传学似乎也没有关系。无论是中国人、意大利人或西班牙人所面临的风险是一样的。这个病毒对大家一视同仁,可以感染所有年龄段的人并在其中传播,而且有些病毒携带者是无症状的。 性工作、降低伤害 & 新冠病毒 如果你能够请假,那就应该请假。但我们意识到,对于某些性工作者而言,这是不现实上的。 如果您有新冠病毒的症状,您应当自行隔离,然后去进行检测。如果您担心可能染上新冠病毒,您可以致电全国新冠病毒24小时热线 1800 020 080来获得相关信息和建议。如果您需要翻译服务,请致电 131 450。 如果您还是会工作,则应考虑怎样筛查客人,您的工作习惯,以及所提供的服务,要增强卫生和清洁措施,以降低新冠病毒的感染风险。 在接受预约时采取以下步骤可以降低风险 筛选客人 询问是否曾经去海外或乘邮轮 询问是否有咳嗽或类似流感的症状 询问是否与感染或怀疑感染了病毒的人有任何接触。 如果可以,不要见有以下任何症状的客人:咳嗽、发烧、头痛、流鼻涕。

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

View this resource in: 中文 (Simplified Chinese) 한글 (Korean) Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) ไทย (Thai) COVID-19 is a virus that is

What are STIs & BBVs?

Anybody who is sexually active is capable of transmitting or catching a sexually transmissible infection (STI) or a blood borne virus (BBV). Safer sex practices can greatly reduce your risk of catching or passing on a STI or BBV.

Condoms

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.

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

Assertiveness

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

Dams

Dams are rectangular sheets of latex that are super thin and can often be flavoured. They are used for vaginal,

Neovaginas

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

Anal or Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

Anal or genital warts are small, hard lumps caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can appear around the genitals, anus, inside the vagina, rectum, and urethra. HPV is transmitted via genital skin-to-skin contact with a person who has HPV.

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.

Balanitis, Posthitis & Balanoposthisis

Balanitis, posthitis & balanoposthitis are conditions that cause inflammation of the head of the penis and foreskin. These conditions can be a sign of an STI OR a non-sexually transmitted skin infection, so diagnosis and treatment can vary.  Balanitis and posthitis occur more often in people with uncircumcised penises and will affect up to 10% of people with penises at least once in their lifetime. Most cases are easily treated with good hygiene, creams, and ointments.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be transmitted during unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. It can infect the urethra, cervix, anus, throat, and eyes. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STI in Australia. Most people with chlamydia do not experience symptoms and do not know they have it until tested. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious complications such as infertility and chronic pain.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea (sometimes called ‘the clap’, ‘drip’ or ‘a dose’) is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI). Gonorrhoea can infect the cervix, anus, throat, urethra, and eyes. It is transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, open-mouth kissing, or through infected body fluids entering the eye. Gonorrhoea can be treated with antibiotics, though some strains are resistant to some antibiotics. Gonorrhoea will not go away without treatment.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A (HAV or Hep A) is a highly contagious infection that can cause inflammation or swelling of the liver. You get hepatitis A by coming into contact with the faeces (poo) of an infected person, or by consuming contaminated food, drink or ice. It can also be transmitted through sexual contact, particularly oral-anal sex (rimming). Hepatitis A is uncommon in Australia.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B (HBV or Hep B) is a blood-borne viral infection (BBV) that can cause long-lasting liver damage. It is transmitted through blood and sexual fluids, including semen, vaginal, and anal fluids. Hepatitis B can be acute (less than six months) or chronic (a lifelong illness that can be managed with antiviral medication). Adults have a 95% chance of recovering and developing natural immunity after infection. Hepatitis B is asymptomatic in many cases but can cause liver scarring and liver cancer if left untreated. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis B infection.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C (HCV or Hep C) is a curable bloodborne virus (BBV) that causes liver inflammation and disease. It is transmissible by blood-to-blood contact. It can be passed through even small traces of blood and can survive outside the body for days or even weeks. The risk of passing on hepatitis C through sexual contact is very low, but any bleeding during sex, open sores or having other STIs or BBVs can increase the chance of sexual transmission.

Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus)

Herpes is a common and very contagious infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes/HSV is spread through skin-to-skin contact and can cause sores or blisters in or around the mouth or genitals. Most herpes infections are asymptomatic or mild enough that many people do not realise they carry the virus. There is no cure for herpes, but medication can help manage and reduce the severity of symptoms, the frequency of outbreaks, and the risk of transmission.

HIV & AIDS

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

Molluscum Contagiosum (MC)

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common, generally harmless skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus. The virus causes small, smooth, round, pearly lumps with a central core. Molluscum contagiosum is not an STI, but can be transmitted through both sexual and non-sexual skin-to-skin contact. It is more common in children but can affect people of any age. The infection usually goes away by itself, but treatment can shorten the length of symptoms.

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

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Prostatitis often causes painful or difficult urination and pain in the groin, pelvic