The Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy continues its celebration of Women’s History Month by sponsoring the Sexual Health Explosion Symposium.
According to the U.S Department of Health and Services’ Office of Women’s Health, a woman is infected with HIV every 35 minutes in the United States and the number of infections grows by the day. The March 7th symposium will focus on increasing awareness and prevention tactics to stem the growth of sexually transmitted diseases among women and girls.
The event, March 7th from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the University Student Center Theatre, will feature a panel discussion on sexual health, poster contest, Greek Step Show, HIV testing and counseling, and exhibits. Among the panelists are Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, the first African American woman to serve as U.S. Surgeon General, and renowned New York Times bestselling author Dr. Pamela Love Manning.
The Symposium is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Lorece Edwards in the MSU School of Community Health and Policy at 443-885-3566 or visit www.morgan.edu.
Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie classified doctoral research institution offering more than 60 academic programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s public urban university, Morgan serves a multi-ethnic and multi-racial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information on Morgan State University visit www.morgan.edu