Many people living with HIV have other health conditions as well as HIV. You may need to see a number of different doctors and go to more than one clinic for your healthcare needs. For example, your HIV clinic may look after your HIV, while your GP may help with cholesterol, high blood pressure or other issues. You might also need to see hospital-based specialists for treatment of other conditions, such as arthritis or cancer.
This can be complicated and difficult. NAM have produced a new Factsheet to give you some information and advice on how to cope with this.
- If you have several health conditions, you may find that health services are not as joined up as you’d like.
- There’s a lot you can do yourself to make things work more smoothly and to prevent problems from occurring.
- You are entitled to ask for one healthcare professional to co-ordinate your care across different services.