Kim joined CDPHP in 2018 as an HIV RN specialist. She is available to support, guide, and share information with all CDPHP members who have a concern related to HIV and other STIs. Call CDPHP’s confidential health line at 518-641-3410 to speak with Kim directly, or visit cdphp.com for online resources.
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I can still recall the day, July 25, 1985, when American actor Rock Hudson announced that he was suffering from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, also known as AIDS. Although the actor’s name meant nothing to me at the time, my mother’s reaction still lingers in my memory. There was disbelief and disappointment in her voice as she yammered on to her sister about how this handsome man could have AIDS. It was summer in a rural community, and information about AIDS was scarce, so I was left to learn about this new health “monster” from my friends and the rumor mill. continue reading →