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

November 28, 2012


Jermaine Wright

Jermaine Wright

Mpowerment Program, Colorado; Diagnosed in 2009

Do not burn yourself out. In this field many of us desire to be there and make everything all right for everyone. This field can be both very rewarding and tiresome at the same time. This was something I had to learn the hard way. Although we may feel rewarded by the help we are extending to others, we must remember to take time to keep our minds right and to make sure we are equipped to deal with the daily stresses of this field. If we aren't keeping ourselves mentally and physically ready, how can we be a help to anyone else?

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