Media Alert - Orientation Week Essentials



    FREDERICTON, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - It's back to school at the University of New
Brunswick (UNB) and this year a Trojan condom and STI brochure will be among
the essential information placed into Orientation Kits being distributed to
first year students.
    Dr. JoAnn Majerovich, Director of the University of New Brunswick Student
Health Centre Fredericton, is available to discuss on-campus sexual health
awareness initiatives.
    STI rates in Canada have increased so much that experts are calling the
phenomenon a hidden epidemic.
    In New Brunswick the incident rate of Chlamydia has continued to
dramatically increase each year from 159.2 per 100,000 in 2001 to 199.2 in
2005. According to the Public Health Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit
there were 1,498 cases of Chlamydia reported in New Brunswick in 2005.(1)
    It is vital that young Canadians are aware and informed of the
significant increase in STI incident rates and the effects unprotected sex can
have.

    
    What:       Sexual Health Awareness at the University of New Brunswick
    Date:       Thursday, September 6, 2007
    Time:       3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Location:   University of New Brunswick - Student Health Centre,
                Tibbits East 40 Mackay Drive, Fredericton


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    (1) New Brunswick 2005 and 2006 Annual Health Report. Surveillance Data:
        Sexually Transmitted Infections. Table A3 and A4. Page 16.
        www.gnb.ca/0051/pub/pdf/4306ef-final.pdf
    




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