It’s great to see our positive ambassador, Angelina Namiba, proudly wearing her Saving Lives t-shirt in this post at Speaking Up (the blog of another of our ambassadors, Sylvia Pettreti!):
We all have relationships. Those that we choose to be in. Such as relationships with partners, friends, lovers, wives and husbands. Those that we have not control over, and may or may not wish to have. Such as relationships with our families. And for us people living with HIV, relationships that we have no choice about, but that we have to have. These are relationships with our healthcare providers. Our HIV consultants, GPs, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Midwives, to name but a few.
Having a good relationship with your healthcare team can make a positive difference to our health. Thinking about what you want to get out of your appointment will help you and your healthcare team meet your needs. The best and simplest way of making the most of your relationship with your healthcare providers, is by being PREPARED.
Wise words, and you can read more of them in Angelina’s piece here.