My clinical time this semester has been at an HIV clinic. I finished my last “official” day at the HIV clinic today. I still have two optional days I plan to go, and I cannot believe how much I learned through this clinical. I started thinking I just needed to get an understanding of what HIV care entailed. But three months later, I have to admit I love it. I love the complexity of the patient’s issues. I love that visits are scheduled for half an hour to really allow time to deal with real problems. I just don’t love how much I still feel I have to learn.
But learn I will. An HIV specialist midwife has a great ring to it.