If you’ve been looking for the perfect romantic activity to do this Valentine’s Day weekend, then Nerd Nite has just the event for you! Our speakers are bringing us two topics sure to light a spark in the coldest of hearts: Harems and STDs.
Nerd Nite Seattle
Monday, February 17th| 7:30 (Doors open at 6:30)
Love is a burning thing | Amanda Green
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have affected the sexual health and behaviors of humans for as long as they’ve been practicing (and boy have they been!). As with other communicable diseases, the carriage and infection patterns of STIs are constantly changing in response to our prophylactic, treatment and behavioral efforts. More than just a sex-ed primer: come learn about the current state of STI prevalence and inequity, the sexy and gritty details of STI transmission, and the new and interesting ways in which they affect our lives.
Amanda Green is a former parasitology and virology researcher, and current medical student at the University of Washington who is interested in adolescent medicine and infectious disease. She helped to organize and run the (now defunct) Seattle Rainbow Women’s Health Fair, contributed to the UW School of Medicine’s Sexpertise adjunct curriculum, and has spent time volunteering with HIV NGOs in Ghana and Kenya.
The Lifted Veil: Love, Ambition and Conspiracy in the Ottoman Harem | Michael Benavidez