Pinjarra Murray Times : 2019-06-12

NEWS : 7 : 7


NEWS 7 June 12, 2019 www.communityn­ MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR ALL LIFE’S SEASONS Safe sex call for students Bathroom and Toilet Aids Adjustable Beds Bedroom Aids Seating WA Aids Council chief executive David Kernohan. Picture: Jon Hewson THE WA AIDS Council has launched a major sexual health online campaign, targeting overseas students destined to study in Perth and elsewhere in WA, including Mandurah. The educationa­l digital campaign is aimed at preventing new infections of HIV and follows on from the most recent figures collected by the WAAC that showed 67 new HIV diagnoses in WA from October 2017 to September 2018. Of these, 52 per cent were from male-to-male contact, while 41 per cent were from heterosexu­al contact. With a call to action to practice safe sex, the campaign also aims to create greater awareness around the spread of STIs and will target the thousands of students studying in WA, including more than 34,000 who have already enrolled during 2019 to study in WA. WA Aids Council chief executive David Kernohan said the campaign was set to target overseas students and aimed to minimise the impact and further transmissi­on of HIV, sexually transmissi­ble infections and other blood-borne viruses. “Internatio­nal students have a lot to think about when they arrive in Australia, from finding classes and completing assignment­s to learning a new language and making new friends,’’ he said. “But our campaign also encourages them to prioritise their sexual health, be smart, stay safe and practice safe sex.’’ “In many overseas countries, sexual health is not addressed in schools and most parents regard it as inappropri­ate to talk about. “In comparison, our campaign encourages young people to talk about safe sex and to stay informed about the risks of STIs and STDs.” Mobility Scooters and Accessorie­s Wheelchair­s Manual and Electric Walking Aids FLY-IN FLY-OUT HOLIDAY MAKERS OR AIRPORTS • TRAIN STATIONS HOSPITALS, BOATS & FERRIES We will get you there or back in comfort PEEL AIRPORT SHUTTLE 0409 026 826 ALSO SERVICING THE ROCKINGHAM AREA trevnbridg­[email protected] And aids to assist in many everyday activities such as bathing, eating, cooking and dressing. Looking for a mobile mechanic you can trust? Let us help you enjoy more everyday living QUALIFIED MOTOR TECHNICIAN in every day 30 YRS EXPERIENCE ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Repairs and service to all vehicles Licensed repairer WA MRB 5976 Log Book Service 4WD Petrol & Diesel MOBILE MECHANICAL SERVICES 5 Sobek Pass, 45 Reserve Drive, Bibra Lake Mandurah 6555 4222 9535 1411 Mark a call on 0404 150 096 Give Mobile Mechanic | Sales, Hire and Service

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