Sexual Health Check Certificate Of Attendance
The law in Queensland requires sex workers in licensed brothels to provide a Sexual Health Check Certificate Of Attendance every 3 months to their manager.
The Certificate of Attendance can be filled out by any medical doctor or general practitioner (GP). This page has all the information needed for a medical doctor to write the certificate.
Respect Inc produces a hard-copy format of the Certificate (we call it our Z-card) which includes explanatory information to make it easier for doctors to do the tests, drop into any one of our offices to pick one up or we can post some to you. The Z card includes a standard format empty sexual health certificate for your doctor to fill out.
For long-form reading on this topic you may wish to check out:
- World Journal of AIDS “Mandatory Testing for HIV and Sexually Transmissible Infections among Sex Workers in Australia: A Barrier to HIV and STI Prevention” 2012
- Commonwealth Government Strategies on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections 2019
- Queensland Health Guide to Comprehensive Sexual Health Assessment for all populations
- Queensland Health Guidelines for Screening Priority Groups including Sex Workers
DISCLAIMER AND TRIGGER WARNING: The information contained in these sources, although credible for the purposes of informing a GP to issue a Sexual Health Check – Certificate of Attendance, may imply that sex workers are a higher STI risk. Currently, there is no evidence that we know of that indicates sex workers in Australia have rates of STI higher than other sexually active people in the general population. However there is evidence that sex workers in Australia have STI rates lower than other priority groups.
RESPECT INC DOES NOT RUN A CLINIC. RESPECT INC DOES NOT CONDUCT SEXUAL HEALTH CHECKS. RESPECT INC DOES NOT GIVE ISSUE CERTIFICATES.