In HIV/AIDS, the reach of nursing begins at disease and fans out to touch each affected community in just the right way. And then touches the communities within communities in a new ‘just right’ way. In HIV/AIDS each community has its own unique challenges, requires different skills, and inspires a distinct, innovative solution.
Here at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing HIV experts including faculty, staff, and students are identifying gaps and producing research and award-winning interventions. On the eve of World AIDS Day, held annually on December 1, they gathered on Twitter to discuss the needs of different HIV-impacted communities.
The chat’s questions included:
- What’s the state of HIV/AIDs in 2018? Where have we improved and where do we need to focus next?
- What are some distinct HIV-affected populations or communities?
- What are some of the unique needs of different HIV-affected populations or communities?
- What is some of the research or interventions targeting specific HIV-affected communities making a big impact?
- How has PrEP impacted HIV-affected communities, research, and interventions?
- What are the unique needs of HIV-affected communities in Baltimore and how are we helping our local community?
Many of our faculty and PhD students chimed in to answer. Our participants included:
- Dr. Jason Farley
- Dr. Derek Dangerfield
- Dr. Michael Sanchez
- Dr. Kamila Alexander
- Dr. Nancy Goldstein
- Dr. Nancy Reynolds
- Dr. Hae-Ra Han
- The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research
- The Secretariat of the WHOCC for Nursing & Midwifery
- The REACH Initiative
- Dr. Joyell Arscott
- Francoise Mbaka Mouyeme
- Yen Nguyen
- Post-Baccalaureate HIV Primary Care Certificate
- Post-Doctoral Opportunities at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SYDNEE LOGAN
Sydnee Logan is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares what’s going on here with the world.