Recently back from Uganda, DHW employee Aimee Shipman discusses her work on HIV

The level of expertise and knowledge among Health and Welfare staff is extremely high, and a blog post for the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) takes notice of that expertise in one DHW program manager.

Aimee Shipman, her son, Nathan, and their dog, Ancho, take a break from a hike in Castle Rock Reserve in Boise's east end.

Aimee Shipman, her son, Nathan, and their dog, Ancho, take a break from a hike in Castle Rock Reserve in Boise’s east end.

The post highlights Aimee Shipman and her work on HIV for NASTAD, and how that influences her work in Idaho as the program manager for the department’s HIV, STD and Hepatitis programs. She also serves on NASTAD’s executive committee and is currently its secretary. 

She recently returned from a trip to Uganda, where she helped the effort to change the way national and district partners engage with each other and with U.S partners funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in managing the overall HIV response in Uganda.

“Working globally gave me a different perspective on our situation at home, because sometimes we have a tendency to focus on the negatives in our domestic work, and a country like Uganda has a much greater disease burden,” Shipman said.

You can read the full article here.

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