HIV is at epidemic proportions in Narva, Estonia, the sister city to the Town of Bel Air, but some recent nursing graduates from Harford Community College are hoping their visits with students will help turn the tide.
Instead of the typical practicum they need to graduate from HCC with their associate’s degree in nursing, six students traveled to the city on the Russian border o educate high school students about how to prevent HIV.
“HIV infection rates are very high in Estonia, particularly Narva,” HCC Nursing Professor Tina Zimmerman said.
Over the course of five days, the HCC nurses taught at least 625 10th, 11th and 12 graders on HIV and AIDS prevention.
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