apparently my post never actually posted, through some computer error sending it? anyways, i figured i'd re-post. i'm at a point where i'm just confused. i know i want to be an HIV specialist, but i can't decide if the route to get there should be as an NP or an MD? basically, i was so gung-ho in being an NP until some of my worries surfaced. can anyone answer the questions to my fears: what is the job availability as an NP in the manhattan area/ ny metro? can i be an hiv specialist as an NP? will i be able to support my fam,ily with an NP salary (not even sure what the avg NY salary is) or will i struggle? is there a stigma of the taboo "male nurse"? lastly, how do i get where i want to be as a HIV NP specialtist? any suggestios would be greatly appreciated!