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What Are Some Questions People Typically Ask During Their First Visit With An HIV Care Provider?

Categories: FAQs

People newly diagnosed with HIV infection have many questions. If you’ve just tested HIV positive you may have some of the following questions:

  • Because I have HIV, will I eventually get AIDS?
  • What can I do to stay healthy and avoid getting other infections?
  • How can I prevent passing HIV to others?
  • How will HIV treatment affect my lifestyle?
  • How should I tell my partner that I have HIV?
  • Is there any reason to tell my employer and those I work with that I have HIV?
  • Are there support groups for people with HIV?

Many people find it helpful to write down questions before a medical appointment. Some people bring a family member or friend to their HIV appointments to remind them of questions to ask and to write down the answers.