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Health Research in Sex Workers (HERS) case-control

In light of rising rates of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea in recent years, this observational case-control study aims to determine the risk factors for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea among female sex workers attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC). Our team has led previous research that implicates saliva in the transmission of gonorrhoea among men who have sex with men, however few studies have been done investigating gonorrhoea transmission in female sex workers. This study will ask female sex workers attending MSHC to complete a questionnaire on sex practices and mouthwash use and will match cases to controls to identify risk factors associated with oropharyngeal gonorrhoea.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Female sex workers; gonorrhoea; oropharyngeal; sexual health; sexually transmitted infections
Central Clinical School » Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
Available options 
Masters by coursework
Joint PhD/Exchange Program
Time commitment 
Physical location 
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton
Christopher Fairley
Assoc Prof 
Eric Chow

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