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William F. Connell School of Nursing

HIV/AIDS education



Rosanna DeMarco

Rosanna DeMarco was named to the expert review panel of the Office of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Screening Services for the Massachusetts Department of Health. Members of the expert review panel represent clinical and non-clinical public health practitioners, researchers, and program administrators in the areas of HIV/AIDS education and screening, as well as sexually transmitted and viral hepatitis infections.

DeMarco, associate professor of community health at Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing, is a board certified public/community health clinical nurse specialist with additional certification as an AIDS care registered nurse from the National Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). Some of her primary research interests include women, marginalization, and health behaviors including women living with HIV/AIDS and nurses in the workplace.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS provides a variety of services throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Services range from prevention and education to HIV antibody counseling and testing and health and support services. Through partnerships with community-based agencies that emphasize commitment to the importance of multicultural health, the office is able to maximize the public's access to services that significantly improve the quality of life for people with HIV and AIDS, and their families.