Australia: Students Get STD Message
January 6, 2004
This month, Townsville high school students will receive information on how and where to be tested for chlamydia and other STDs in response to concern about the North's growing STD rate.
The campaign, part of the Healthy Cities Plan, is being carried out with partner agencies such as Sexual Health Services and Townsville Division of General Practice. Wanda Lambert, state president of Council of Parents and Citizens Association, said the group supported more sex information for students.
The plan will also provide more condom vending machines in Townsville places such as hotels and nightclubs, put safe-sex promotional messages on movie and concert tickets, and urge businesses to attach leaflets about chlamydia to their products. Under the plan, chlamydia screenings may also take place in entertainment venues, shopping centers, and sporting clubs. Last year, Townsville promoted a range of sexual health programs such as testing clubgoers at the Sovereign Hotel and students on Magnetic Island.
Townsville Bulletin/Townsville Sun
01.03.04; Roberta Mancuso
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.