How Can People Empower Themselves in Their Own HIV Care?

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Communicating and being in touch with other people in similar health situations is one of the most powerful things people can do. Online communities, people are getting more and more of their information from online sources like Sharecare and others, and that's very important because people are getting less time with their doctor.

They have less time with their doctor, the doctor doesn't know them as well, the doctor has more patients. There might have been a time when you could turn your healthcare over to the doctor in the white coat but for most people that is not the situation today. You have to be empowered within the system to access healthcare, whether you're insured or non-insured, it is a complicated path, and the people who focus on that are the people who are going to have the best health outcomes.