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Establishing a relationship with a health care provider is an essential first step. See a doctor who has experience with HIV care soon after your diagnosis. Click here for more information about finding a doctor and accessing care.
After testing positive for HIV, a person’s first visit with a health care provider includes a review of the person’s health and medical history, a physical exam, and several lab tests. The health care provider also explains the benefits of HIV treatment and discusses ways to reduce the risk of passing HIV to others.
The information collected during a person’s initial visit is used to make decisions about HIV treatment.
If your primary health care provider does not have the knowledge to treat your HIV, they can refer you to an HIV health care provider. You can also find Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program providers who can help you access the medical care and medications.