How can a GP help with HIV?

How can a GP help with HIV?

GPs are able to provide prescriptions for non-HIV medicines which your clinic may be unable to supply. Also, GPs are the only doctors who can make home visits if you are too ill to attend your HIV clinic or your GP’s surgery.

How to find a doctor for HIV / AIDS?

The American Academy of HIV Medicine website ( One of the most important steps is to communicate and share your views. For example, let your doctor know if something isn’t working well for you. At the same time, respect your doctor’s concerns and knowledge, even if you don’t agree. Come to doctor visits prepared.

What do you need to know about HIV and AIDS?

Of course, your HIV doctor should be knowledgeable about the virus and have experience treating people with HIV and AIDS. You should feel at ease and be able to talk comfortably with them.

Can a person ask an expert for advice?

Ask questions that are clearly defined, but not necessarily specific to your exact circumstance. Experts can’t weigh in on the exact scenario in which you find yourself, because doing so wouldn’t be sincere. They simply don’t know enough.

How to choose the right HIV / AIDS doctor?

Speak with the local HIV/AIDS service agencies in your area. They will have a list of local HIV specialists and, in most cases, will help you get connected with one of them. Word of mouth is a good source when looking for an HIV specialist. Listen to others who are living with HIV. They may be able to recommend a specialist. Was this page helpful?

Who are the primary care providers for HIV?

Your primary HIV health care provider may be a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA). Some women may prefer to see an OB-GYN provider who has expertise in HIV/AIDS. On the whole, the patients of providers with more experience in HIV…

Who are the National HIV clinicians consultation center?

The National HIV Clinicians Consultation Center 1 Clinicians’ Warmline. Providing expert clinical advice on HIV/AIDS management for health care providers, from those with limited access to expert consultation to those with complex antiretroviral resistance dilemmas. 2 Perinatal HIV Hotline. 3 PEPline. 4 PrEPline.

When to meet with a provider for HIV?

Don’t get hung up on finding the perfect provider the first week after you are diagnosed. The most important thing you can do now for your health is to meet with an HIV provider who can order your first lab tests and start HIV treatment as soon as possible. Don’t let the search for the perfect doctor slow you down on this.