Lessons Learned: Perspectives of an HIV Counselor at the Berkeley Free Clinic

  • Kimia Etemadi AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine-Arizona

Abstract

“The test came back positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.” A statement that can be so massive, filling up the room, suffocating everyone in it. A statement that holds no meaning to someone else; a collection of empty words that disappear into thin air as soon as they are heard. A statement I shared with ten individuals during the time I worked at the Berkeley Free Clinic as a HIV counselor. The Berkeley Free Clinic has been providing patient-centered, accessible healthcare for close to 50 years. It is run by students, community volunteers, and physicians who believe health should be a basic human right and available to all communities.

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Etemadi, K. (2018). Lessons Learned: Perspectives of an HIV Counselor at the Berkeley Free Clinic. Free Clinic Research Collective, 4. Retrieved from http://www.themspress.org/journal/index.php/freeclinic/article/view/343
Section
Reflection