I don’t feel any great passion for working with HIV. I have a passion for pregnant women. But I have to accept that to be effective in areas where HIV rates in women are high (which even includes groups of women here in Atlanta), I need to have a good working understanding of HIV treatment and the health concequences.
I decided I’d better make sure some of my educational time is spent focusing on HIV and women. Too met that aim, I have asked my program director about doing clinical time with an HIV specialist who treats women. As luck would have it we do have a contact through the school – she is an NP and who works with the infectious diseases program and some of the women she works with may even be pregnant. So now I am waiting to see if she will take a student.