Starting in the HIV Field? Here's Advice From People Who've Been There

November 9, 2017


Khadijah Abdullah

Khadijah Abdullah

Abdullah is the founder and president of Reaching All HIV Positive Muslims in America (RAHMA) in Washington, D.C.

Every day is a learning experience. You're always going to keep learning. You're never going to know everything. It's good to stay open-minded and keep learning and growing in the field, because things are changing every day -- scientifically, awareness-wise, education-wise. It's good to build allies and partners because we're in this together. It's important that we work together to end HIV stigma and to end AIDS incidence rates. Work with others. You're not alone.

Image credit: Olivia G. Ford.

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