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What should you ask your doctor if you've tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

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1. What does it mean to have HIV?

2. Do I have AIDS?

3. What treatment can I get for my HIV infection, and where should I get it? How much experience do you have treating people with HIV infection?

4. What side effects can I expect from anti-HIV treatment?

5. How can you help me deal with these side effects? How often do I need to come in after I start treatment?

6. What can I do to improve my immune system? Will better nutrition help?

7. How can I keep from passing my HIV infection to others?

8. Who can help me deal with my feelings?

SOURCE:

CDC. 

NIH.

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on October 26, 2018

SOURCE:

CDC. 

NIH.

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on October 26, 2018

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