'Get Some' discusses STD awareness

In honor of National STD Awareness month in April, the theme of the upcoming episode of the “Get Some” program is “OMG. GYT” (Get Yourself Tested). GYT (GYTNOW.ORG) is part of It's Your (Sex) Life, a public information partnership of MTV, Centers for Disease Control, Planned Parenthood and American College Health Association, along with other organizations. Penn State Berks Health Services has collaborated with these organizations to promote “get yourself talking” and “get yourself testing” campaigns. This months’s special guest is Amber Brown from Planned Parenthood. Sexual discussion, and information about testing on campus and in the community will be shared. The show will be filmed live at Penn State Berks at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room.

"Get Some" is a show about health with a human sexuality emphasis. Alice Holland, Penn State Berks Nurse Practitioner Supervisor serves as host. The show includes an interactive audience that features both college students and professionals as guests. This episode will feature representation from Planned Parenthood.

"The culmination of my past employment experiences at Blue Mountain Health System Family Planning Clinic, Lehighton Area School District, and Lehigh Valley Hospital, along with my present employment at Penn State, has prepared me with the assessment, interpersonal and communication skills needed to host the show," explained Holland about her credentials.

In addition to her position as Health Services Supervisor at Penn State Berks, Holland also teaches courses in human sexuality, two of which have culminated with an experiential approach in Kenya. She is certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as a sexuality educator and holds master's degrees in both nursing and human sexuality. She is presently a doctoral candidate in human sexuality, as well as a member of the American College Health Association (ACHA) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

“Get Some” is held on the last Monday of each month from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. First-Year Seminar credit is available to students who qualify. For more information, contact Alice Holland at ARH16@psu.edu.

Last Updated March 21, 2013