Beyond the Rainbow: A Youth's Perspective on HIV-AIDS

Posted Avatar Nomi , Medical Technologist

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Nomi
Member since August 5, 2017
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 22

The thought of it is like a specter in the night that haunts, an incubus in the healthcare world, a tattoo that everyone dreads with a social stigma that must be stopped. A global pandemic of greatest proportions, HIV-AIDS continues to be a nightmare, claiming millions of lives worldwide. A great number of these lives are from the LGBT community.Since the 1980's, the LGBT community has been on the hot seat when it comes to the HIV-AIDS issue and until today things have not taken that much of a t...


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Posted Avatar Nomi , Medical Technologist

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Nomi
Member since August 5, 2017
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 22

A pregnant woman in labor had to travel an hour or so beyond mountainous cliffs and rebel ridden forest to the nearest birthing clinic; Understaffed nurses working beyond shifts to administer the hour’s dose of antibiotic; the resident doctor on the corner attending to the stack full of patients’ charts.Those are just some of the healthcare horrors I’ve seen, observed and endured in the last year that I’ve been as an intern in a Philippine public hospital. Looking back 10 years ago, these scenar...


  • Nomi

    Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Volunteer & advocate for HIV-AIDS


    Member since August 5, 2017


    Age 22 • 2 Posts