Doctor-Patient Relationship

Doctor-Patient Relationship 


Seeing an HIV Doctor.  Fact sheet from AIDSinfo.gov for HIV-infected individuals on what to expect when they see a doctor specialized in treating HIV for the first time.  Also available in Spanish.

Choosing an HIV care provider. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Building a patient/doctor relationship. Fact sheet from Project Inform. Also available in Spanish.

You & Your Doctor. Fact sheet from aidsmeds.com.

Making decisions about treatment. Fact sheet from Project Inform. Also available in Spanish.

Medical appointments. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Questions to ask your doctor before starting treatment.  Fact sheet from namlife.org.

Can Healthcare Workers Help in HIV Prevention.  Fact sheet from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.  Also available in Spanish.


Selected Recent Articles

HIV care providers in US struggling to cope with rising patient numbers. Article dated February 1, 2012 from aidsmap.com.

Rising Caseloads, Lack of Funding Concern HIV Providers. Article dated February 1, 2012 from aidsmeds.com.

Social vulnerability associated with lack of satisfaction with health care; doctors need to provide more support. Article dated November 22, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Missed appointments in early years of HIV care associated with longer time to HIV suppression and higher cumulative viral load. Article dated September 28, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Beliefs about efficacy of HIV treatment predict which urban poor patients start antiretroviral therapy. Article dated September 26, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Poor outcomes in 17 to 24 year olds using adult HIV services. Article dated August 17, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Task-shifting of HIV care to nurses: sucesses, but problems to watch out for. Article dated July 21, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Primary Care Docs Can Manage Hepatitis C Treatment.  Article dated July 5, 2011 from hivandhepatitis.com.

With special training, effective and safe hepatitis C therapy can be provided in primary care. Article dated June 23, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

'Virtual Hospital' a satisfactory and safe way to deliver care to clinically stable HIV-positive patients.  Article dated May 18, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Moving HIV care is associated with poorer outcomes - many patients not connecting with new clinics.  Article dated May 17, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Moving Can Be Hazardous to Your Health.  Article dated April 15, 2011 from aidsmeds.com.

Study Shows High Satisfaction and Success With Internet-Based HIV Care.  Article dated March 22, 2011 from aidsmeds.com.

Missed appointments in first six months of HIV treatment associated with poorer outcomes. Article dated December 13, 2010 from aidsmap.com.

HIV screening outside specialist settings is feasible, acceptable and effective in UK. Article dated December 8, 2010 from aidsmap.com

HIV prevention in clinical settings is feasible and shows results. Article dated December 8, 2010 from aidsmap.com.

Nurse attitudes, clinic experience, key to improving care and retention in ARV programmes.  Article dated October 28, 2010 from aidsmap.com.

Ask the HIV Specialist (question about medical practitioners). Article from the September/October 2010 issue of Positively Aware.

IAC 2010: Health Care Providers and People With HIV Not Communicating Effectively. Article dated July 22, 2010 from aidsmeds.com.

Symptoms still common in people with HIV, but rarely recognised by their doctors.  Article dated June 7, 2010 from aidsmap.com.

Drug Interactions Common, Frequently Unrecognized by Docs.  Article dated April 26, 2010 from aidsmeds.com.

Drug interactions still common and often unrecognised in patients taking HIV treatment.  Article dated April 23, 2010 from aidsmap.com.

Providers Need Additional Training to Improve Patient HIV Treatment Adherence. Article dated January 20, 2010 from aidsmeds.com.

Health care providers must respond to HIV-related stigma.  Article dated October 24, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

Clinical Courtship or Medical Matrimony: Finding the doctor who’s your ideal partner in care.  Article dated September 2009 from Positively Aware.

Making the Most of Your Medical Visits.  Article from the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of BETA

Gay men who have group sex get better STI care if they feel confident about being open about this with their doctor.  Article dated January 26, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

HIV patients who miss appointments have increased risk of death.  Article dated January 12, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

Missed doctors appointments bad for survival. Article dated January 8, 2009 from aidsmeds.com.

Getting down to business: Practical advice for doctor visits.  Article dated November 13, 2008 from Real Health magazine.

'Express care' by nurses for people starting HIV treatment decreases clinic congestion, and may improve outcomes.  Article dated August 18, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

MSM at risk by keeping secret from doctors.  Article dated July 24, 2008 from poz.com.

Many patients and clinicians still need educating about the benefits of treatment.  Article dated May 8, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Most patients have a trusting relationship with their doctor after starting HIV drugs.  Article dated March 31, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

HIV hospital inpatient care unaffected by physician type or experience, US study finds.  Article dated March 13, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

US health care staff should be `mindful` of ways they behave towards HIV patients, study finds.  Article dated January 22, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Stigma from health care providers toward people with HIV.  Article dated January 22, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Following treatment guidelines generates best results.  Article dated January 8, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Working with healthcare providers.  Article from the ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

Personal perspective: Walking away. Article about changing doctors, from the ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue..

Personal perspective: Positively isolated. Article about finding a qualified doctor in a rural area, from ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

Personal perspective: Do as you're told?  Article about discussing treatment options with your doctor, from ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

Personal perspective: The road to empowerment. Article about becoming an empowered patient, from ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

Personal perspective: Both sides of the pill bottle.  Article about the doctor-patient relationship by an HIV+ healthcare provider.  From ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

Personal perspective: Avoiding the power struggle. Article about avoiding power struggles with providers. From ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

Personal perspective. Person first/patient second.  Article about treating patients as people first, from ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

Personal perspective: Learning to trust (your healthcare provider). Article from ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

What do all those letters mean, anyway?  Articles about the credentials of healthcare providers. From ACRIA Update, Winter 2004/2005 issue.

 

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