How do I choose a doctor?
Will my doctor tell my parents?
What happens when I visit the doctor?
Know your illness

How do I choose a doctor?

  1. Find a doctor who has experience caring for people with HIV.
  2. Ask an HIV counselor, public health nurse or friend who has HIV to recommend a doctor with this experience.
  3. Bring along a trusted friend or family member to your first visit for support.
  4. Feel free to “interview” your doctor and make sure s/he is comfortable with your choices and lifestyle. Remember, you have a choice about who you see!

Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto Positive Youth Outreach CATIE