Terry Hackworth, DNP, MBA, APRN, NP-C, AAHIVS


HIV prevention and treatment, Gender Affirming Care, Sexual Affirming Care, Primary Care, Gay Men’s Health, Weight Management

Meet Terry

Terry Hackworth is a Nurse Practitioner at AvitaCare Atlanta, where he handles diagnosing and managing acute and chronic care patients. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Morehead State University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Science in Nursing specializing as an Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Terry completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Augusta University. 

In his free time, Terry plays is local LGBTQ+ softball team.

“I believe providing high quality, gender affirming, and sexual affirming care to our diverse patient population is the way we will end the AIDS epidemic. As a committed life-long learner and health partner, I care deeply about my patients’ health and quality of life.” 

In 2021, there were 39,172 people living with HIV in Atlanta. Of those individuals, 1,453 were newly diagnosed with the virus.

Despite advances in treatment, the battle against HIV and AIDS continues. That’s why AvitaCare Atlanta pairs every patient with a dedicated member of our care team. Our expert providers are here to deliver the high-quality specialized care you deserve.

Quick Facts about Terry

  • 34+ years of healthcare experience
  • Worked in nursing and healthcare since 1990
  • Earned Masters of Business Administration in May of 2004
  • Earned Masters of Nursing in Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in December 2011
  • Certified as an HIV Specialist by American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)
  • Earned Doctor of Nursing Practice in December 2023
  • Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • APRN
  • NP-C


“Always takes time to listen and show concern for my patients needs and questions.”

“Is able to empathize with the LGBTQ+ community as being part of that community and understanding their unique needs.”

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