For people with HIV, medical care is about knowledge, self-advocacy and creating a meaningful relationship with your medical provider. We have to know our risks, talk to our doctors and do some work. People who are not practicing safe sex also need to know it’s not just about HIV- there are increased risks of disease across the board if a person has HIV.
An excellent reminder from Sean Strub’s blog at POZ.com.
When you get HIV, it’s never just HIV. You’re at a higher risk for dozens of diseases even if you take medications, diseases like osteoporosis, dementia, and anal cancer.