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HIV in the Classroom: Teaching in Response to the Terror of HIV's Early Years

Kimberley Hagen, Ed.D., Shares Stories From a Long Career in HIV Education

    HIV in the Classroom
    HIV in the Classroom: A Spotlight Series
    Kimberley Hagen, Ed.D.
    Kimberley Hagen, Ed.D.
    "The fear was there, but everything was a teaching moment; all of it was a teaching moment."
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    "One of the reasons people who became infectious disease doctors went into medicine was that they really loved to ride in on the white horse, apply their brain cells, figure out what the problem was, judiciously pour antibiotics all over it, and then ride happily off into the sunset with the patients they'd cured."
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    "I realized this is not just a terrible disease, this is a terrible disease that was isolating the people who were affected and infected."
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    "But I've never forgotten what that \[fear\] felt like, and it moved me in the direction that I have taken for the rest of my career path."
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    Mathew Rodriguez

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    Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro.