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HEALTHCARE

PROVIDERS

When you see the words “healthcare providers,” they’re referring to healthcare team members in addition to ASO case managers and social workers.

If you are HIV-positive, find a healthcare provider you feel comfortable with as soon as possible.

Healthcare providers include:

DOCTORS

Doctors are healthcare professionals who are licensed to practice medicine.

PREPARING FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENTS

TAKE a list of any medications you’re on

TAKE a list of any side effects you are experiencing

TAKE information about any major changes in your life

TAKE a list of any questions you want to ask

TAKE a loved one or friend for support and company

Being Open with your Healthcare Team Video

GETTING THERE

One of the most important things you can do for your healthcare appointments is to be there.

  •  Write down your appointments on a calendar or set reminders on your phone.
  •  Be on time. Leave yourself enough time to get to your appointment so you get the maximum time with your healthcare provider.
  •  Remember that you’re doing a great thing for yourself!

Find HIV resources in your area.

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