At Your Appointment

HIV Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Have you been taking your HIV medication daily? Have you missed any doses?
  • Do you have any challenges with taking your HIV medication daily, such as lack of health insurance, or issues with drug and alcohol abuse?
  • What was your last CD4 count?
  • Are you experiencing any new HIV symptoms?
  • Have you added or dropped any medications for health issues other than HIV?
  • Have you had any recent infections of any kind?
  • Have you ever been tested for HIV before?
  • When was your last HIV test? What was the result?
  • Have you had unprotected sex? If yes, how recently?
  • To your knowledge, do any of your sexual partners have HIV?
  • Is it possible that you are pregnant?
  • Do you take any intravenous drugs?
  • Are you experiencing any side effects from your HIV medications?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • How long have you been diagnosed with HIV?
  • Is your current HIV viral load undetectable?
  • Do you know your most recent CD4 T-cell count?
  • How long have you been taking HIV medication?
  • How long after exposure does it take for HIV to be diagnosed?
  • What are the early symptoms of HIV?
  • How long could I have HIV before experiencing any symptoms?
  • If my HIV test is negative, will I need a repeat test to confirm it?
  • What can I do to prevent spreading HIV to another person?
  • What are my treatment options for HIV?
  • When will I need to start taking HIV medication?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of my HIV medication?
  • What types of tests will I need to monitor my HIV, and how often will I need them?
  • What is my current viral load?
  • How well do you think I'm doing with managing my HIV?
  • What happens if I experience side effects from my HIV medications?
  • What happens if I become resistant to my HIV medication?
  • Are my new symptoms a result of my HIV getting worse?
  • What is the best treatment, or combination of treatments, for my particular case of HIV?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Jul 17
  1. Seeing Your Health Care Provider. HIV.Gov. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/staying-in-hiv-care/provider-visits-and-lab-test/seeing-your-health-c...
  2. HIV Treatment. AIDS Info. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/21/55/following-an-hiv-regimen---steps-t...
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