Tag: Health (Industry)

HIV and Stigma in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

I remember the first time we were going out doing fundraising… I literally had people shut the door on us. Like, “We don’t give to HIV. We don’t give to AIDS.” This is population that faces discrimination… It faces all the reasons I became a social worker for. As HIV has changed, and our clients…

By Jose Scott April 2, 2020 0

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome is named after Carl Wernicke and Sergei Korsakoff, the physicians who discovered the condition in the late 1800s. Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome is caused by Vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency and it refers to a spectrum of disease. Wernicke’s encephalopathy is the acute, reversible stage of the syndrome, and if left untreated it…

By Jose Scott March 12, 2020 0

Why am I so scared of HIV?

You know I used to be scared too, some people talk so negatively about HIV even about dying. I was so afraid of getting tested, what people will think of me. I could have stayed in the dark, but then I asked myself why am I so scared of HIV? There are a lot of…

By Jose Scott February 23, 2020 0