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Screening Summernats ferals for the pox

By johnboy - 4 January 2012 31

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has made our day with news she’s sending Chlamydia screeners to try and clean up Summernats:

Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, said today that the Health Directorate will again offer free Chlamydia screening at this year’s Summernats car festival as part of its broader efforts to stamp out the Sexually Transmissible Infection (STI).

2012 marks the third year that the free screening has been provided at Summernats.

“Chlamydia is the most prevalent STI in Australia and currently affects five per cent of sexually active young people in Canberra alone, and if left untreated can lead to infertility,” the Chief Minister said.

“This screening program aims to increase access to testing and treatment for young people in the Canberra community. Summernats offers a unique opportunity to access a large group of young people in the one location at the one time.

“Offering the testing at events such as Summernats also encourages many people to have a test who might not have otherwise gone to their doctor. It is unobtrusive, confidential and an easy way for people to access clinical staff and health information in relation to their sexual health and wellbeing,” the Chief Minister said.

What other events would benefit from this approach?

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Screening Summernats ferals for the pox
Violet68 8:36 pm 04 Jan 12

Ian said :

Dilandach said :

“if left untreated can lead to infertility”

Perhaps its for the best.

Haha! I was wondering where is the downside in that for the Bogannats.

Is there some sort of bogan calicivirus that could be administered as well?

Didn’t you know that Bogans have got it over pompous arses in the evolutionary stakes? Their immunity to life’s ups and downs is way up there! While they are busy not taking themselves too seriously, you will be too busy sitting back pointing your finger and procrastinating about living your life “properly”. They will probably pee in a cup and laugh about it, rather than sit around making snide comments about it. Seriously, why such hatred towards a particular group of people? Were you picked on by someone called Poiter at school? Are you jealous because you secretly want to do burn outs and check out boobs? Get yourself a ticket then mate!

Ian 7:23 pm 04 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

“if left untreated can lead to infertility”

Perhaps its for the best.

Haha! I was wondering where is the downside in that for the Bogannats.

Is there some sort of bogan calicivirus that could be administered as well?

Violet68 5:23 pm 04 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

NoImRight said :

Dilandach said :

p1 said :

What other events would benefit from this approach?

Floriade?

I’d be up for that, during the Floriade for 2010 some filthy dirty person was walking around with swine flu. I ended up copping it and the consequential hospital stay thanks to said unclean animal.

How do you know it was then? Very specific.

It was the only time during the period before I was sick where I was around a crowd of people, no one else in my family or work place got sick. While I can’t say with 100% certainty, its highly likely that is where I ended up getting it.

Did you pass it on to anyone else? If not, how do you know you didn’t?

NoImRight 4:37 pm 04 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

NoImRight said :

Dilandach said :

p1 said :

What other events would benefit from this approach?

Floriade?

I’d be up for that, during the Floriade for 2010 some filthy dirty person was walking around with swine flu. I ended up copping it and the consequential hospital stay thanks to said unclean animal.

How do you know it was then? Very specific.

It was the only time during the period before I was sick where I was around a crowd of people, no one else in my family or work place got sick. While I can’t say with 100% certainty, its highly likely that is where I ended up getting it.

OK. Ive no idea of the incubation period for that or even much about how its spreads and cant be bothered looking. Seems a harsh call on whoever you got it from though. Doesnt make them an unclean animal surely?

Dilandach 4:07 pm 04 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Dilandach said :

p1 said :

What other events would benefit from this approach?

Floriade?

I’d be up for that, during the Floriade for 2010 some filthy dirty person was walking around with swine flu. I ended up copping it and the consequential hospital stay thanks to said unclean animal.

How do you know it was then? Very specific.

It was the only time during the period before I was sick where I was around a crowd of people, no one else in my family or work place got sick. While I can’t say with 100% certainty, its highly likely that is where I ended up getting it.

SpellingAndGrammar 4:03 pm 04 Jan 12

Well girls, you know where to go for a pee if the toilet queues are too long!

NoImRight 4:01 pm 04 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

p1 said :

What other events would benefit from this approach?

Floriade?

I’d be up for that, during the Floriade for 2010 some filthy dirty person was walking around with swine flu. I ended up copping it and the consequential hospital stay thanks to said unclean animal.

How do you know it was then? Very specific.

Dilandach 3:52 pm 04 Jan 12

p1 said :

What other events would benefit from this approach?

Floriade?

I’d be up for that, during the Floriade for 2010 some filthy dirty person was walking around with swine flu. I ended up copping it and the consequential hospital stay thanks to said unclean animal.

p1 3:29 pm 04 Jan 12

What other events would benefit from this approach?

Floriade?

Here_and_Now 1:44 pm 04 Jan 12

Indeed, it’s more accurate because not all infections lead to diseases.

I first saw this coming into use a few years into this century, but I couldn’t tell you absolutely when it started.

carnardly 1:32 pm 04 Jan 12

that $10 test was available at Summernats last year too.

Skidbladnir 10:50 am 04 Jan 12

Deref said :

BTW – when did STDs become STIs?

When people in the medical profession went for truth rather than clarity.

Diseases have symptoms, signs, and their expression impairs ordinary function.
If you’re merely an unconfirmed infectee, you may be an asymptomatic carrier, happily sharing your infection without noticing\caring (or refusing to believe it because you don’t have symptoms, like Typhoid Mary).

Violet68 10:28 am 04 Jan 12

Apparently they did it a Foreshore too. It’s a great initiative.
STD’s imply chronic disease, which I suppose you get if you have an infection that’s left untreated.
Pee in a cup all you Summernatters!

Deref 9:53 am 04 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

“if left untreated can lead to infertility”

Perhaps its for the best.

😀

BTW – when did STDs become STIs?

Dilandach 9:47 am 04 Jan 12

“if left untreated can lead to infertility”

Perhaps its for the best.

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