Arman Alvarado is a 4th-year undergraduate student at the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Nursing, he plans to work with patients in a clinical setting. Specifically, he wants to work with HIV-positive people and vulnerable communities and populations that are at-risk for HIV/AIDS. In addition, he plans to further his education with a focus on public health policy alongside community outreach within the LGBTQ community. As a SHARP scholar, Arman worked with Drs. Stephanie Cohen and Jonathan Fuchs alongside Robert Blue at San Francisco City Clinic. Throughout the summer, he worked with his mentors to create a survey which evaluated patient transition to primary care and experiences receiving Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the San Francisco community. Additionally, he worked with members of San Francisco City Clinic’s PrEP Services Team. Arman was able to observe PrEP navigators and the daily process of PrEP initiation, consultation, and implementation at San Francisco City Clinic.
After SHARP, Arman will be completing his last year in the professional sequence under the School of Nursing at UT Austin and soon graduate with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While still in Austin, he plans to continue working with HIV/AIDS at-risk populations through organizations such as AIDS Services of Austin. Upon graduation, Arman would like to apply the clinical skills he has learned and serve the Bay Area as a registered nurse. Eventually, he would like to attend medical school and incorporate both his passions for patient-centered care and public health research.