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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, April 28, 1989, Image 2

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TWO{rhe Press/Friday. April28. 1989 ON CAM/PUS By COLLEGE RELA T/ONS Darlene Demmin, Spanish Education, Susan Duff, Speech Pathology, and Kelly Wolner, Physical Education, are the first. second an third place winners of the Career Services o;pring RESUME CONTEST. Each winner will receive a free year of Credential File service to be implemented at the time of their choice. Judges for the spring resume contest were Assoc. Dean Kathy Green, Personnel Associate Sylvia Hall and student, Sharon Boyce. Need ideas on resumes? Come look at the winning resumes displayed in Career Services. The fall semester winners, Alice Bums, Political Sci- ence, Chris Pultz, Pol. Sci. Katherine Gambier, Education, and Ed Ripic. Physical Education, will also have their resumes displayed. It is never too late to update, improve or even start your resume! ALPHA PHI is proud to announce that on the 29th and 30th of April, they will receive their national charter into the International Sorority. The ceremony will be held at Syracuse University, where the sorority was first originated in 1872. The new colony has gone down in the history of Alpha Phi Interna- tional Sorority as the largest colony ever. The girls have been working hard to meet their national requirements necessary for installation. On June ll- II Cortland will he ho,ting the 7th Annual NL·~ York State Senior Games. For those who may not be familtar \\ tth thi-. -.pecial program, the Senior Games are recrea- tmnal and L·ompetittve event-. for New York State residenb 55 \ear\ nf age and mer. The a\-i'>tam·L· nf a grl'<lt many volunteer~ is required to cnndUL't a prn!!ram nt thi\ magnitude and to meet the needs of the 1500 · I ~(l(l parttl·tpating Senior\. Students and faculty who can help v. i th the preparation or the conduct of this worthwhile event, plea\e pick up a volunteer application form from Dr. Beulah Wang at Park Center. E-346. Call extension #4999 for further tnforrnation. Dr. Anthony Papalia, director of the Counseling Cen- ter at State University College at Cortland, was installed as chairman of the Counseling Center Accrediting Board for Colleges and Universities at a recent meeting of the American College Personnel Association in Washington, D.C. As chairman of the accrediting board, Papalia will be charged with ensuring that college students in the U.S. and Canada receive quality counseling services. A member of the Cortland College faculty since 1961 and director of the College's counseling services since 1967. Papalia received a bachelor's degree in history from Oberlin College, a master's degree in couns.elor education from Penn- ~ylvania State University, and a doctor of education from State University of New York at Albany. He is vice president of Cortland College Faculty Sen- ate, chairman of the SUNY Counseling Center Director's Group and ~erves on the Cortlan~ County Board of the United Way. He is also chairman-elect of the SUNY Health Council. AIDS is ubiquitous ... maybe even here! By JENNIFER A. BOYLE Staff Writer Is your body hosting a killer? Are you sharing it with someone you love? Do you even know? Accordi11g to Dr. Rich- ard Keeling, Medical Director of the American College Health As- sociation, there maybe 14-20stu- dents at Cortland College infected with the Human Immune-Defi- ciency Virus (HIV). This is based on Keeling's study of a national sample of colleges and universi- ties populated by a wide spec- trum of demographic groups, from the conservative in orienta- tion to the more liberal. The study concluded that three of every 1,000 American college students carries the deadly virus. Keeling presented his· findings at the American College Health Association's AIDS Pre- vention Workshop in Syracuse. Lucy Vaughters, P.A., and Wil- liam Sechrist. Health. attended the workshop held Apri I I 1-12. Health Education majors Maura Wenzel and Karen McCaul also participated. The SUCC students who could be HIV carriers are proba- bly clueless because young, healthy individuals who are HIV+ are usually not instantly sick with 'full-blown' AIDS from the time they contract the virus. \They're healthy people whu probably aren 'tgoing to come down with it (AIDS symptoms) for 10-15 years,\ said Vaughters. Mean- while, they may be infecting other people with the virus. \You don't have to be physically ill to he infected or infectious,\ she added. If you are concerned that you may be carrying the HIV virus. call the AIDS HOTLINE toll free: 1-~00-462-1 RH4. or the Cortland County Health Depart- ment at 753-5036 to discuss con- fidential testing. Students are encourage to call the Student Health Service at x4H II with concerns or questions about risk factors. Keeling's study shed some light on the [>Opularmyth of AIDS as a 'gay disease.' Of new HIV +cases reported in 1988, the number resulting from heterosex- ual contact equals the number of HIV+ cases of homosexual men who live in San Francisco, a largely gay community. In other words, t'It no longer is strictly a gay disease,\ said Sechrist. The point is that AIDS is ubiquitous-· it is everywhere. It does not discriminate. It does not matter who you are or how much money you carry in your pocket If you are careless, if you could not ·care less' about your life, you are an easy target. Keeling estimates that by 1993 AIDS will be the most common cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 53. He projects that the two main sources of AIDS cases in the' 1990's will be intravenous drug users along with their part- ners and their babies, and sexu- ally active people with multiple partners. When we think of intra- venous needle users we tend to think of inner-city bums. How- ever, Keeling dismissed that no- tion as well. He raised the issue of college athletes shooting anabolic steroids to increase muscle bulk. Is that a reality at Cortland Col- lege? Vaughters indirectly sur- veys some of the patients she sees: ''What percent of your friends use steroids?\ she asks. She estimates that about 25-50% of those she queries know stu- dents who use steroids. \This is based on hearsay,\ she admits, \but for what it's worth, as far as AIDS goes, tell your friends not to share needles,\ she warns. 'They can't share their 'works' (needles) or they (might) be shar- ing AIDS,\ she says. Not a good game game plan. As for multiple sexual partners, \Multiple means more than one,\ said Vaughters. The fewer sexual contacts you have. the lcs!> likely your chance to con- tract the virus. Bodily fluids in- cluding semen and blood may he contaminated with it. Intimate kissing is not a risky activity. contrary to popular belief. Ac- wrding to Keeling, it would take two cups of saliva to infect some- one else: but even small cuts in the mouth are a different story. Also. people may have other sexually transmitted dis- eases (STD's) such as herpes, which may possibly heighten the risk ofHIV transmission. Not only is it important to realize that you can contract HIV through open sores and lesions, but the \In- creasing rate of STD's substanti- ates the assumption that people are not engaging in safer sex,\ said Vaughters. In fact, cases of syphilis recently doubled, for starters. This makes condom use '\. absolutely necessary. No exceptions. But they must be used correctly. Vaughters pointed out that sex and alcohol do not mix. Condoms can be carelessly used when partners are drunk. They are useless unless they are used correctly. They ideally should be used with a spermicide contain- ing nonoxyl-9, which also kills the HIV virus. Many couples use them improperly or wait too long to put them on, or refuse to use them altogether. Though women are at relatively-low risk of contracting the virus, they should still . use them. But many don_'t because they claim,\ • My boyfriend has· never been gay,' which doesn't hold any water,\ said Vaughters. According to the famous Kinsey report which is based on informa- tion collected during the 1940's and 50's, 20.3% of adult males have had sexual contact to or- gast;n with other men at one point or another. Women also say they are afraid they'll be rejected by their partners if they insist on using condoms. \The fear of re- jection is greater than the fear of transmission of HIV.\ said Vaughters. Vaughters suggests that couples should condition them- selves to use them \Until it be- comes natural, .. then keep using them. Sechrist stressed that posi- tive reinforcement helps to re- move some of the anxiety associ- ated with condom use. \Become mutually supportive.\ he said, to help make it part of the sexual routine. After all, which is worse: being embarrassed or being dead'? A new health course titled AIDS: Intervention I Pre- vention (one credit) will be of- fered next semester. It is not listed in the fall course outline, but inter- ested students may contact the Health Department for more in- formation. A peer teaching pro- gram will also be established next semester to promote education in residence halls and other groups. Interested students should con- tact Sechrist or Vaughters. Congratulations to SA·SOI I ' i

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