Prevalence of genital and oropharyngeal chlamydia and gonorrhoea among female sex workers in Melbourne, Australia, 2015-2017: need for oropharyngeal testing
Eric PF Chow, Deborah A Williamson, Ria Fortune, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Glenda Fehler, Vesna De Petra, Benjamin P Howden, Christopher K Fairley
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVE: The Victorian legislation requires sex workers to have quarterly screening for genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea, but screening for oropharyngeal infection is not mandatory in Victoria, Australia. In 2017, oropharyngeal screening for gonorrhoea and chlamydia was added as part of the routine quarterly screening for sex workers attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC). The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea and chlamydia among female sex workers (FSW). METHODS: We included females who (1) self-identified as sex workers or were attended MSHC for a sex work certificate and (2) had tested for any STI or HIV, between March 2015 and Dece..View full abstract
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EPFC and DAW are supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowships (1091226 and 1123854, respectively). BPH is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (1105905).