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

November 28, 2012


Matt Ignacio

Matt Ignacio

Tohono O'odham Nation, Southern Arizona; National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Denver

I haven't been doing this work through the entire epidemic, but for a third of the time, and I would say that, really, this work can be frustrating. It can be exhausting. It can be draining. Just have patience to go through those motions, because there's a lot to learn. And, if there's a "silver lining," for lack of a better phrase, of HIV in general, it's that it's ever-evolving. Every three years, there's brand-new stuff to learn about and it keeps the work exciting.

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