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The Michigan Daily- Thursday, Decemter 5,1991 - Page 3

STD skyrockets
among students

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by Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporter
AIDS kills. Genital warts do
not.
Condoms can help prevent the
spread of the AIDS virus. Condoms
cannot necessarily prevent spread of
genital warts. .
And although the numbers of
cases of sexually transmitted dis-
*ases like gonorrhea, syphilis,
chlamydia, and herpes have remained
static at the University for the past
few years, according to University
Health Service (UHS) statistics, the
number of genital wart cases have
increased by as much as 135 percent
each year for the past four years.
Last year, there were 546 diagnosed
cases on campus. .
"If it weren't for the AIDS
virus, genital warts would be to the
'90s what herpes was to the '70s,"
said Polly Paulson, UHS health ed-
'If it weren't for the
AIDS virus, genital
Warts would be to the
'90s what herpes was
*to the '70s'
- Polly Paulson
UHS health education
coordinator
ucation coordinator and. HIV anti-
body counselor.
Paulson said genital warts are
caused by the human papilloma
virus (HPV), and, like herpes, can be
transmitted by skin-to-skin contact,
not by the exchange of bodily fluids
as in AIDS. They can betransmitted
by either partner in any sexual activ-
ity, including oral sex.
Women with the wart virus run
4 high risk of cervical cancer. Men
can develop cancer at the site of
.nfection.
"So, while its very- important to
,se a condom, even when a condom is
worn, there is still skin that is not
covered, and infection can take
place," Paulson said. Paulson also
suggested using a dental dam when
performing oral sex on a woman.
I"'The warts are extremely
contagious."
Moreover, Paulson said a person
can catch HPV, the wart virus, and

not develop symptoms for "weeks,
months, even years - but could
still be infectious with a subclinical
case." In other words, a person
could have the genital wart virus
but have no warts, so the only way a
partner would know would be if he
or she were told.
And as with herpes, "you can
never eradicate the virus (HPV)
from the body. You are infected for
life," Paulson said.
"It's so important to be com-
fortable with a sexual partner.
Bringing issues like this up - that's
where the breakdown occurs," Paul-
son said.
That's why Paulson said peer
counseling programs such as the one
currently run by UHS are an impor-
tant part of defense against STDs
like HPV. The program sends coun-
selors to dorms, sororities and fra-
ternities, and co-ops.
"The programs are about an
hour-and-a-half long. Two peer
counselors go and talk about things
like STDs and prevention and con-
traception. RAs who invite the pro-
gram for their hall get 100 condoms
per semester to hand out to resi-
dents," Paulson said.
But despite peer counseling pro-
grams, she added, and despite stu-
dents having access to three free
condoms per UHS visit - which
last year totaled 75,000 condoms -
the University community still has
a long way to go until the campus is
"safe."
"Through HIV counseling, and
learning about student's sexual his-
tories, it's clear many people may
use condoms occasionally, but not
consistently," Paulson said. And
while many students may engage in
monogamous relationships, they are
not life-long relationships. "Many
say the best rule still is only. if you
are trying to conceive a child should
you have barrier-free sex.
"To be safe, we recommend
whenever anyone has a new partner
or .changes partners, they should
have an STD checkup," which is pro-
vided by UHS, Paulson said.
UHS is also expanding the safe
sex products it offers students,
adding mint-flavored condoms and
mint-flavored dental dams to its in-
vetory, and will be. offering stu-
dents a 20-percent-off coupon as
part of safe sex promotion next
terin.

Duke to run
in Michigan
GOP race
DETROIT (AP) - Ex-Ku Klux Klan leader and
failed Louisiana gubernatorial candidate David Duke
said yesterday he will enter Michigan's Republican
presidential primary, drawing a swift rebuff from Gov.
John Engler.
"The governor has said that David Duke is not wel-
come in Michigan on the primary ballot," said John
Truscott, Engler's press secretary. "He is not a member
of our party, and we just don't believe that his back-
gtound and philosophies are representative of what the
party stand for."
Duke, 41, a former Klan leader and one-time Nazi
sympathizer, announced his challenge to President
Bush 18 days after getting 39 percent of the vote in
Louisiana's gubernatorial race.
At a Washington, D.C., news conference, Duke said
Bush's welfare policies were turning America's citie

Free at last ~"'uu ~
Former hostage Joseph Cicippio stands with his family in Germany yesterday.
Pyahel, IFCcepolicy
Pa h l F o sdrby Rachel Freedman

The Panhellenic Association and Interfra-
ternity Council introduced a new alcohol pol-
icy proposal at their meetings this week.
The proposal outlines rules for the distri-
bution -and consumption of alcohol at Greek
system events. The fraternities and sororities
will debate and vote on the proposal at next
week's meetings.
The policy - which was drafted by a
committee with representatives from each
fraternity and sorority - is the result of
months of negotiations and debate about alco-
hol use at Greek events. If the proposal is
passed, it will take effect Jan. 1.
Some of the proposed rules include elimi-
nating kegs or punchbowls at social events,
prohibiting the purchase of alcohol with fra-
ternity or sorority funds, and requiring lists
of transportation services to be displayed at
events with alcohol.
The proposal also calls for two sober mon-
itors and one sober doorkeeper to be present at
events with alcohol. Written invitations or
guest lists will be required for admission.
Each chapter would be required to set up a

risk management team and a social responsi-
bility team to enforce the policy.
In addition, the proposal outlines sanctions
and encourages education on alcohol use.
'I feel the policy is fair and
representative. It will
ensure the safety of Greek
life and the way in which
Greek organizations supply
alcohol in the coming years'
--Matt Commers
IFC President
Alcohol will also be restricted at rush ac-
tivities and all Greek Week events.
"I feel the policy is fair and representa-
tive," said Matt Commers, president of the
IFC. "It will ensure the safety of Greek life
and the way in which Greek organizations
supply alcohol in the coming years."

into "wastelands of crime and drugs and broken fami-t
lies."
He listed Michigan among 17 states in which he ex-
pects to run. The state's presidential primary is March
17.
Michigan Democratic Chair Gary Corbin said de-
spite recent disavowals, Duke remains a white racist.
"Make no mistake about it, David Duke is a bigot,",
Corbin said. "His views and politics are an insult to
our democracy."
The state's presidential primary election law call,
for all well-known potential or actual candidates to
appear on the ballot, along with other names submitted
by the state party heads.
Secretary of State Richard Austin said yesterday his;
office will issue a list Dec. 13 of people "generally ad-
vocated by the national news media as potential Demo
cratic or Republican presidential nominees."
"We have no reason to believe that he'll mount a
very serious challenge to the president," the governor's
spokesman said.
Corbin disputed Republican claims that Duke is out
of the GOP mainstream.
"David Duke feels at home within the Republican
Party," Corbin said.
He said Presidents Reagan and Bush "created an en-
vironment within their party where the expression of
racial hatred was not merely condoned but was actu-
ally considered to be politically smart.
"It wasn't smart then ... and isn't smart now."

T.THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
mtg. Union, 4th floor, 7:30.
iTagar, Zionist student activists. Hillel,
'6:30 p.m.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,
mtg. Dana, Rm 1040,7 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ, weekly
mtg. Dental School Kellogg Aud,
G005, 7-8.
External Relations Commit
,tee, weekly mtg. MSA Offi-ce, 3rd floor
Union, 7 p.m.
Communications Committee. MSA
-Office, 3rd floor Union, 7 p.m.
Amnesty International, weekly mtg.
MLB, B137,7 p.m.
Islamic Circle. League, 3rd floor, 6:15.
ACT-UP Ann Arbor. Union, Crofoot
Rm, 7:30.
U-M Snowboarding Club, mass mtg.
MLB, rm 2002, 8 p.m.
U-M Biological Society. Nat Sci Bldg,
4th floor, 7 p.m.
American Advertising Federation,
student club. 2050 Frieze, 6:30.
Islamic Circle. League, 3rd floor, 6:15.
Speakers
4"The East European Director in
North America" Richard Bugayski.
MLB Lec 1, 4 p.m.
"A Semiotics of Everyday Life," Keya
Ganguly. Rackham West Conf Rm, 8
p.m.
"The Dilemma of Bioethics," Dr. J.
David Velleman. Union Ballroom,
6:30.
"The Bastardization of the Legacy of
Martin Luther King, Jr. and
Malcolm X," Dr. Roy Mukhtar Curtis,
Earlheim College. Angell Aud D, 7:30.
"Structural Chemistry of
Phosphorus and Nitrogen Oxides: A
Computational Approach,"
Lawrence Lohr. 1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"A Dialogue: Restructuring Schools
for Minority and Disadvantaged
Youth," Deborah McGriff and

Commons, noon.
"Religion in the Soviet Union,".Dr.
Bruce Rigdon. Angell Aud B, 11 a.m.
"The Course of Human Evolution
and Modern Population
Relationships in Russia and.
Adjacent Countries As Shown by
Dental Morphology," Alexander
Zubov. Nat Sci Museum, rm 2009,
noon.
Furthermore
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Stop by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Extended hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at
the Angell Hall Computing Center or
call 763-4246.
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-ll:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
WALK
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm, 7-8.
U-M Swim Club, Thursday workout
IM Pool, 6:30-8:30.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Women's Rugby, Tuesday practice.
Mitchell Field, 5:45-8.
Russkij Chaj, Russian conversation
practice. MLB 3rd floor conf rm, 4-5.
"See Europe on the Cheap,"
International Center, 34:30.
The Yawp Literary Magazine,
artwork and manuscripts accepted.
1210 Angell.
The Civic Education Project,
informational mtg. Rackham West
Conf Rm, noon.
Susan Ludvigson, visiting writers
series. Rackham Amphitheater, 5 p.m.
"Against Greed," submissions ac-
cepted. $100 will be donated to charity
for each acceptable work. Due to Bert
Hornback at 1210 Angell by Dec. 11.
Career Planning and Placement.
Minority Career Conference Pre-

' ven
grant to*
in crease
di v er sit
by Jacquelyn Glick
The University is receiving a
$330,000 grant from the General
Electric Foundation to be put to-
ward "improving the representation
of minorities and women in physics,
chemistry, computer science, and en-
gineering," said Cynthia Cross,
Rackham's director of student
recruitment.
The three-year grant, approved
under the foundation's Faculty of
the Future program, will be used by
the University to establish three
new funding programs:
research fellowships for out-
standing undergraduates whose
prior research indicates aptitude for
a career in the four fields;
"critical difference" loans for
graduate students which will be
forgiven and converted into grants
if they go on to teach in colleges or
universities, and;
. research grants to permit ju-
nior faculty to continue their scien-
tific productivity and establish the
independent track record needed to
secure major federal and foundation
funding.
In a recent statement, James
Jackson, Rackham associate dean for
student recruitment, said the three
programs "will increase visibility
and recognition for the achieve-
ments of underrepresented minori-
ties and women and thereby encour-
age others. G.E. foundation funding
will be a catalyst for all our efforts
to increase the presence of these crit-
ical groups on American science and
engineering faculties."
The program will be adminis-

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