Your relationship with your doctor is an important piece of your health. You are a team: you give them information about how you feel day to day, and they give care to keep you as healthy as possible. Find the best doctor for you and talk honestly.
Your relationship with your doctor will be a long one, so go for comfort, knowledge, and confidence.
If you get your general care at a drop in clinic, it can be tough to see the same doctor each time you go. Some clinics make appointments, so if you can make an appointment to see the doctor you like, that’s great.
If you’re not happy with your doctor, is it general discomfort? Does your doctor “get” HIV? If you know (or want to talk about) what might improve things, we can help in sorting it out.
Talking to your doctor honestly is really important. Doctors can seem intimidating, but they don’t know everything. They need as much health information about you as possible so they can use their knowledge to help. Talk honestly about things that might affect your health, including what stresses you have, housing, food, or relationship concerns, and alcohol and drug use.
To make the most of your appointments:
If you need to talk with someone before or after your appointment, we’re here.