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Sexual Health Retreat for Faculty/Staff
October 17, 2006, Volume 53, No. 8

Dear Colleagues:

You are invited to attend a staff and faculty retreat scheduled for Monday, October 23, 10 a.m.–noon, at Hillel’s 2nd floor auditorium.

This retreat, planned by several offices within the VPUL Division and our colleagues at Children’s Hospital, will provide a snapshot of the current sexual health trends among Penn students. This overview includes campus data on the perception and reality of risk, and discussion on how students sexually define themselves, their behaviors and their relationships.

The retreat also features a lecture by Dr. Bret Rudy on the “changing face” of HIV within the adolescent population. In 1993, Dr. Rudy became the medical director of the Adolescent HIV initiative at CHOP, establishing the first dedicated program in Philadelphia for HIV-infected adolescents.

The second hour will allow participants the unique opportunity to fast-track through 12 different stations staffed by campus experts. Each station features the “need to know” information on critical sexual health topics ranging from abstinence to safer sex practices to the availability of vaccines. All resources will be specific to the Penn student population.

The retreat is free and open to all Penn staff and faculty. Lunch, goody bags and a raffle are included. To register, e-mail healthed@pobox.upenn.edu by Friday, October 20. For more information, (215) 573-3525.

—Susan Villari, Director,
 Office of Health Education

Almanac - October 17, 2006, Volume 53, No. 8