"We work with clients who have been traumatized and the trust has been damaged," says Juanita Bentley of View Point Health. "So when someone invites me into their world by saying 'yes' to an HIV test, I don't take their trust for granted."
This quarter, Jennifer Watson of Serenity Behavioral Health placed one HIV-positive client in a HOPWA residence and successfully linked another to medical care. "When I make a new connection or get somebody into care, I do a little dance of joy. That always refreshes my batteries," says Watson.
A nurse for just three years, Faye Fletcher of Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia says the work she does now is a far cry from the life she once led. "I used to be that woman who never worked outside the home. I wore long dresses and no make up and I was far too conservative to ever talk about sex."