Testing commercial sex workers for sexually transmitted infections in Victoria, Australia: an evaluation of the impact of reducing the frequency of testing

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Abstract

Background: The frequency of testing sex workers for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Victoria, Australia, was changed from monthly to quarterly on 6 October 2012. Our aim was to determine the impact of this change to the clients seen at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MHSC). Methods: Computerised medical records of all clients attending at MHSC from 7 October 2011 to 7 October 2013 were analysed. Results: Comparing between the monthly and quarterly testing periods, the number of consultations at MSHC with female sex workers (FSW) halved from 6146 to 3453 (p
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere103081
Number of pages6
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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