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What Does HIV/AIDS Stigma Look Like in Your Life?

November 21, 2011

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Helen Miramontes

Helen Miramontes, Retired Nurse, Las Vegas, N.V.

I did feel it some in the early '80s, as a nurse taking care of people with AIDS. There was resistance. People were afraid to even be around me because of the fact that I took care of patients with AIDS. And there were also care providers that wanted to know why I would even consider focusing on taking care of patients with AIDS, when it's just a dead-end job.

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