Watch: “I get great satisfaction helping people” – Josephine Gauci, HIV nurse

Today is World AIDS Day.

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

For the past 18 years, Josephine Gauci has been working as an HIV Nurse at Mater Dei hospital.

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, which is commemorated every year on the 1st December, Newsbook.com.mt spoke to Gauci about her work, which led her to receive the 2015 Rainbow Award during the LGBTI Awards that year. She was invited to attend the event at the time and was unaware that she would be given this honor after being described as a “nurse who goes out of her way to help others”.

During this interview, Josephine says that she explains the process of what will happen next to people who have just found out that they have HIV.

Does the fact that she’s meeting people with HIV because of her job scare her? Does everyone who has HIV end up with AIDS? Is HIV a death sentence?

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Interview: Frederick Zammit