AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the last stage of the HIV infection. Social workers work directly with individuals who are HIV positive as well as their families. They coordinate access to community services such as medical care, health insurance, home health care, social security, disability insurance, and financial assistance programs. Social workers in this field are exposed to many populations including gay, lesbian, heterosexual, transgendered, and a variety of different ethnic populations.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)
Placement Available: Concurrent preferred, Block possible
Number of Internship Placements Available: One
Internship Activities/Workload Description: Work with individuals who are HIV positive. Work with employers, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, school system. Work with a variety of organizations, especially those that deal with public entitlement within a 13 county region. Work with community volunteers, medical personnel, clinics, and Social Security Administration.
Types of Clients Served: Male and female of various ages. Special populations: gay, lesbian, heterosexual, transgender, Latino, Native American, European Americans, African Americans, Hmong. Persons with HIV/AIDS.