Before you visit your health care provider, get prepared. That means having either a written or memorized medical history, including illnesses, surgeries, and current medications, at the ready. You might feel rushed and forget to ask important questions, so writing them down beforehand is a good idea, as is taking notes during the visit.
WebMD has prepared questions you may want to print out to ask your doctor at your next appointment:
Telling others you're HIV-positive may be one of the most difficult things you ever do. There may be only one thing that's harder: the burden of carrying the secret alone. That doesn't mean you must tell everyone. Who you tell is a very personal decision. Here are some things to consider as you think about who, when, and how to tell others that you're HIV-positive.