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

June 18, 2013


Tina Bruciati

Why did you decide to take a class on HIV and social work?

Tina Bruciati: I really want to get involved in medical social work. I really want to use my degree to do something in the medical field, and this class offered me the opportunity to do something medical. I also wanted to learn about HIV specifically, because I know there's such a huge population of people living with HIV here in New York City that when I graduate and I'm working in the field, a lot of the people I come into contact with may be HIV positive, or have just been diagnosed or something. I don't know what kind of job I'm going to end up getting, but I know that I didn't know a lot about the disease; and it's such a predominant disease in New York City that I needed to educate myself a little bit more than if I lived somewhere else.

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