Stresses working in HIV
David was an HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist in a small English town, he reflects on the stresses of working in HIV care.
“I think I was well supported. But of course, I, I’d live, I was, I’m single, I lived alone. I would go home to an empty house, with a lot of these stresses.
Not a 9 to 5 job
People would often phone me at home. So it wasn’t a nine till five, it was often working in the evenings. I can remember going out on weekends as well, bank holidays, you know, it… If people needed you, you, you know, I was there really.
A way of life
So it became, it became a way of life more than just a nine till five job. And, you know, with hindsight perhaps that wasn’t such a good thing.”