Talking to Your Doctor About AIDS
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with HIV and AIDS. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
To make it easier to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing AIDS
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board David L. Horn, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 10/23/2020
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