Penn Nursing Expert in HIV/AIDS Prevention Available for Media Interviews on World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1, 2018 

Dennis Flores, PhD, ACRN

Assistant Professor of Nursing in Penn Nursing Department of Family & Community Health

 Flores has been involved in several studies focused on preventing HIV and STI transmission among sexual minority youth. His current research investigates the role of parents in the sexual health education of their adolescent sons who identify as gay, bisexual, and queer (GBQ). Through inclusive parent-child communication about sex, he believes that the early provision of sexual health information attuned to the attractions, behavior, and identities of GBQ adolescents will reduce the formation of risky sexual behavior and their likelihood for HIV and STI infection.