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HIV in the Classroom: Social Work Students Discuss Matching Medicine With Compassion

June 18, 2013

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Justin

HIV is becoming increasingly biomedical. What do you think social workers bring to the conversation that can complement the medical side of HIV care?

Justin: I think, because HIV/AIDS isn't in the media as much, that people see it almost as being cured, and you have to really correct people's misconceptions that it is still a big deal. Even if you get it you can live so many years, but it's still a big deal, a huge epidemic, and it's not something to bat an eye at. I think people don't take it as seriously as they once did.





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