Two surfboards have left the waves behind to help raise awareness of sexually transmitted infections.
The HIV AIDs Related Team (HARP Unit) Health Promotion engaged Nowra artist CJ Thomas-Scott to transform the surfboards.
The work on the surfboards shows Thomas-Scott’s interpretation of ‘Share Affection not Infection.’
The larger circle represents the community coming together, supporting and educating individuals and groups to stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
On one surfboard, inside a circle a man is surrounded by different partners and on the other surfboard a woman is surrounded by different partners. The red lines on the boards represent the mingling of blood and body fluids.
The boards started touring the region in February, beginning in Bega before moving on to Moruya and Wollongong. They’re currently on display at the Community Gateway Centre, Nowra.
With their educational tour coming to an end in July, the surfboards will be available to be won by any members of the community.
Text “Stay Safe” and your postcode to 0434 568 233 and every entry gets a response to say the entry has been received.
The boards will be drawn during NAIDOC week in July.
Anyone wishing to get tested for STI or BBI can contact the Nowra Sexual health service on 4423 9353 who have a clinic Monday and Thursday or their local GPs, or Aboriginal Medical Service, Women health services.
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