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We recognise that if you are working in the sex industry you may be worried about you sexual health or worry about judgement when visiting a service. We pride ourselves at Swish in offering a confidential and non-judgemental service, and we work to a model of harm reduction and human rights.
SWISH are currently running a trial of online STI testing. If you are a sex worker and do not have any symptoms you may be eligible to take part.
STIs will take time to show on a test, so please consider the information below before taking a test. If a test is done too early, it will not be accurate. It is better to wait to take the test if you don’t have symptoms.
- It can take two weeks after sex, for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea to show up on a test
- An HIV test is highly accurate 4 weeks after sex and 100% accurate 8 weeks after sex
- Syphilis can take up to at least 12 weeks to show infection after sex
Click here to complete the triage page to determine your eligibility and order a test.
Our clinic team protects the rights and safety of those who by choice, circumstance or coercion have been involved or remain in the sex industry.
Our SWISH clinics offer:
- Sexual health check-ups
- HIV testing
- Treatment for STIs and referral for HIV care
- Condoms and lube
- Information and advice about sexual health and safer sex
- Information on PrEP
- How to access Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
- Information and advice about chem sex
To make an appointment at one of our regular clinics Click Here
If you have multiple partners, we suggest you come and have a check-up every three months. This is important because some people don’t have any symptoms when they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or HIV, which increases the risk of harming their own health, and passing on the infection to their sexual partners.