Where can I find information on the quality and accessibility of hiv treatment services for cities in the USA? For example, I searched for patient feedback and reviews on the Owen Clinic in S.D. and found NOTHING. That is very suspicious to me that such a clinic has NO patient/customer feedback on the net. I am an very computer/net savvy and my search was extensive. I see nothing on this site that offers patient feedback on various clinics across the Country. Why?
Hello and thanks for posting.
Establishing a trusting and non-judgmental relationship with an experienced HIV care provider is an important step in one's HIV-related health and healthcare.
I think that it's always a good idea to do some fact checking before starting off with a new HIV care provider. Local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) often have a hands-on assessment of care providers and their clinic programs. I'd suggest using the AIDS.gov search tool to identify AIDS service organizations. The Center in San Diego is one of these ASOs.
All of that said, the Owens Clinic is the UC San Diego HIV clinic and has a world-class faculty of providers, and would certainly be a safe and reputable place to receive care.
I hope that this was helpful.