HIV/AIDS Counselors and Case Managers
HIV/AIDS counselors and case managers work with people who are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or have developed AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), and with their families and friends, to help them cope with the physical and emotional results of the disease. They answer questions, offer advice and support, and help HIV/AIDS patients get necessary assistance from medical and social agencies.
Minimum Education Level
Generally, earnings for HIV/AIDS counselors and case managers are similar to those for other counselors and social workers. Salaries can vary, however, depending on the experience and education of the individual and the location, size, and funding source of the employer.
HIV/AIDS counselors earned median annual salaries of $38,216 in 2020, according to GlassDoor.com. Salaries ranged fro...
HIV/AIDS counselors and case managers usually work regular eight-hour days, five days a week. Occasionally, however, they may have appointments with health care providers, social service agencies, or patients outside of regular office hours.
Counselors who work in HIV testing centers and health clinics usually have on-site offices where they can talk privately with clients. Those who wor...
Employment trends for HIV/AIDS counselors and case managers are likely to depend on government funding for AIDS-related programs, since private funding for such programs is usually limited. Government funding for health programs, however, fluctuates, and resistance from some special interest groups or policy makers may negatively influence spending on AIDS research and programs. Nevertheless, t...