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Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador Health Authority Promoting Condom Use as Part of Safe-Sex Campaign

February 14, 2011

Ahead of Valentine's Day, Newfoundland's Eastern Health authority launched "Take Care Down There," a campaign to promote condom use and safer-sex practices among those ages 18-30. "The incidence of [STDs] in this province is generally lower than the national average; however, there have been slight but steady increases in the rate of chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis in our region over the past five years," said Fay Matthews, the unit's vice president of Regional Community Health Services and Public Health. Taxis serving bar districts on weekends will be provided condom containers resembling blue-jean pockets to hang on the back of the driver's seat, which passengers can take for free. The initiative will include radio messages and distribute posters, coasters, stickers, and condom compacts to local bars, post-secondary schools, and community-based partners.

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Canadian Press

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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