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Knowing When to Make a Change

Knowing When to Make a Change

After being diagnosed with HIV, learning to advocate for yourself within the health care system is key. 

For people living with HIV, trust is vital when it comes to getting the care you need and deserve. You know your body better than anyone in the world, so learning to trust your own feelings and when to talk to your doc about them is key. You may be experiencing some side effects that could be alleviated by a simple medication switch, or you may have co-existing health issues, like diabetes or depression, that are affecting you. This is also why it’s important to have a doctor you can trust, who you feel comfortable telling anything without fear of shame or judgment. In this video from Plus’s ongoing series The Talk, various folks living with HIV open up about their own experiences navigating the health care system and offer advice on how to advocate for yourself and your health.

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