World AIDS Day is this Sunday, Dec. 1. Many physician assistants, such as Robert Higginson, provide care to HIV-infected patients every day.
In its April 2013 issue, Richmond magazine profiled Higginson, who practices at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System’s Infectious Diseases Clinic. He has decades of experience treating HIV patients and has been working at the clinic since it opened in February 1990. It helps more than 3,000 HIV-infected people each year.
He first became interested in HIV in 1985, when he and his colleagues started testing inmates and found that some of them were infected.