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

June 18, 2013


Megan Springsted

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

Megan: That it is definitely something that I'm going to be dealing with with my clients -- assisting them with the resources that they need. I wasn't aware that so many were still getting HIV, the statistics that are out there. Especially who is getting the virus -- the minority population, women, are still getting the virus in high numbers. Those statistics were new to me. I wasn't aware of that. Where I live in South Jersey, I don't live in the city, so I don't know what's going on all the time in the community. It's not spoken about. It's gonna be good for me to know what's going on and what are the statistics -- they really surprised me.

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