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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

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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