19th January 2021
For sex workers accessing sexual health services in York you can use the red umbrella card which will fast track your attendance in clinic. These cards are available at the community sex worker drop-in sessions and within our services.
- You have the right to feel safe and secure
- We respect your right to privacy and confidentiality
- If you access any of our services then you will be treated with dignity and respect
- We will support you to report crimes against you or others
Further information regarding rights is available at: www.release.org.uk
If you would like to order a home STI testing kit, or if you would like to book an appointment with the clinic, please click here.
If you have been exposed to HIV within the past 72 hours, you can ask for PEP. PEP is a course of medication that can significantly reduce your risk of HIV infection. Click here to find out more about PEP.
You have a right to be safe at work. If you have been sexually assaulted, click here to find out about the support on offer to you. You can also anonymously report dangerous individuals to National Ugly Mugs, who will then send out an alert to other sex workers in the local area.
Crimes against sex workers have been adopted into the North Yorkshire Police official policy for tackling and dealing with hate crime. You can see more information on this via Twitter, Facebook or their website. There are also sex worker safety pages on their website, which links to essential safety tips and key contacts.
If you have had unprotected sex and need emergency contraception, please click here.
Community sexual health drop-in for sex workers
Yorkshire MESMAC runs a sexual health drop-in for sex workers in North Yorkshire:
Scarborough: Third Thursday of the month 11am-1pm at Yorkshire in Business, Auborough Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HT. For more information contact Lilly on 07710 099 033, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tommo on 07899 016 239, email@example.com.
Harrogate: Dates and times TBC. For more information and advice please contact Jono on 07795 623 214, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rapid HIV testing
- Condoms and lube
- Advice and support from staff
- Peer support
- STI screening
- Hepatitis B vaccinations
There is also a free buffet lunch!