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

June 18, 2013


Tina Bruciati

What is the most pertinent thing you think you've learned in the course to your career as a social worker?

Tina: I think just the biology of the disease and the medicines that go with having the disease. I never knew how it worked. All of the biology and the history helped me to understand more about the disease, because going into this class I really didn't know anything about it. I knew you could get HIV from having sex and doing drugs, and that's all I knew. Before this class, if my client came to me and said, "I just got diagnosed with HIV," I'd be like, "Oh, I'm sorry," and that's all I would've been able to offer, because I didn't know anything about what they're going through or what their situation was like.

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