Nurse Susan Gold, RN, BSN, ACRN, who works in the UW Health HIV Clinic and Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic, has volunteered as a nurse in East Africa since 2003, discusses her Talking Health Out Loud project. The mobile platform gives teens reliable information about HIV and a safe place to talk about the disease and sexuality.
She received a Fulbright Grant in 2007 to evaluate a curriculum on reproductive health for HIV-positive adolescents. Since 2011, she has led global health field courses to Africa, in which students help teach the HIV curriculum.
The women met during a GHI-hosted conversation in Madison that brought together health care workers from the Young African Leadership Initiative and UW-Madison to discuss their work with HIV/AIDS patients.