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

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

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Social worker and longtime HIV activist Terri Wilder didn't take an "HIV and Social Work" class at either her undergraduate or graduate institutions -- because such a course wasn't offered. Now, Wilder teaches the class she never got to take, to a group of budding social workers as a professor at Fordham University. We caught up with four students from Wilder's "HIV and Social Work" graduate course -- Ashley, Tina, Megan and Justin -- and asked them about why they took the class, how social work fits into the field of HIV treatment and care, and how the course is helping them become better professionals.

Social worker and longtime HIV activist Terri Wilder didn't take an "HIV and Social Work" class at either her undergraduate or graduate institutions -- because such a course wasn't offered. Now, Wilder teaches the class she never got to take, to a group of budding social workers as a professor at Fordham University. We caught up with four students from Wilder's "HIV and Social Work" graduate course -- Ashley, Tina, Megan and Justin -- and asked them about why they took the class, how social work fits into the field of HIV treatment and care, and how the course is helping them become better professionals.