"We still have people here who think you can get HIV from a toilet seat, and families who make HIV-positive members eat on the porch on Thanksgiving. They've heard that you can't get HIV that way, but for some reason they don't believe it."
Being able to hold open, honest conversations with your providers is vital to good health. That's why it's important to feel at ease with your providers -- even in discussions that can make either or both of you uneasy.
Take the time to consider these tips and take action. Being unprepared when changing providers can create much unnecessary stress in a process that can be smooth.