Be ambitious. I think a lot of what's happening is the field is really dynamic; it's changing really, really rapidly. There's a lot of good work that can be done. And I think that anybody who's entering the field is most likely doing it from their heart. So, I just say, be adaptable, because the impact of HIV on the community is probably going to be different than what it'll be in five years, in 10 years, in 20 years. Be open to change while realizing that it may not happen overnight.
Comment by: Marty
Tue., Jan. 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm EST
I've been involved in HIV/AIDS/STI education and prevention for 20 years. You have to be a compassionate person and look past people's sexuality. I have been fortunate to work with very diverse groups and individuals in the HIV/AIDS arena and have learned one's sexuality does not measure who he/she is. Accept people for who they are.
Comment by: Nova S
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm EST
Matt this is for you. You are doing good and right getting into the HIV/Aids field. I have been in it since 1982. You will get very attached to your patients and grieve when you lose them, you need to make your heart strong yet gentle for people with this disease. We can always make a difference even if in one persons life. There is always something new evolving with care and research. Hang in there.
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