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New to Working in the HIV/AIDS Field? Welcomes and Tips From Fellow Advocates

November 28, 2012

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Savannah Hornback

Savannah Hornback

NYSDOH Prevention Planning Group and Community Healthcare Network, New York City

I would say to someone who is just starting work in the HIV/AIDS field, "Buckle down. It's a journey. It's not an easy journey. But, we need you. We need you in the fight. And, education, education, education. Stay up to date on all the new prevention models, and all the new information that is coming out."




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Comment by: Marty (Jackson, MS) 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.
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Comment by: Nova S (Pueblo Colorado) 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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