University of California at Davis
School of Medicine
Commitment to Primary Care
Center for Aids Research and Education Services
The Center for Aids Research and Education Services (C.A.R.E.S.)
is a Sacramento medical facility dedicated to treating HIV positive individuals.
On Monday evenings a group of doctors, nurses, receptionists, and lab technicians
volunteer to operate the clinic. Three UCD medical students are invited
to come each Monday of a given quarter to learn more about HIV infection
and treatment from the dedicated health care workers through both informal
lectures and shadowing the doctors. Working at the clinic provides an eye
opening experience to the challenges of treating HIV positive individuals
with the inevitable ups and downs in the course of the disease. The doctors
who work there are inspiring individuals who not only work hard at the clinic,
but also within the community to educate and speak out about HIV. They also
like to have fun, so beware.
Since there are few positions for the clinic, a lottery
for spots occurs at the beginning of each quarter.
- Updated on January 25, 2001
- Created on December 15, 1996
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