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What does a caregiver do?

Make a diagnosis
An important first step is making the diagnosis. The caregiver will discuss the situation with you in order to identify what the problem is. That discussion can give you more insight into your own situation and can often help you on your way towards finding a solution. In many cases it will be unnecessary, but the caregiver might propose that you undergo a physical examination or blood tests. If the caregiver gives you a physical examination, you can assume that he or she will give you control over the situation and will respect your boundaries. To be able to make a proper diagnosis, the caregiver could also ask you to fill in a questionnaire. And he or she might ask you to examine your body yourself at home. That self-examination can also help make you feel more familiar with your body.


Healthcare and sexual health

If you have a problem, it is advisable to do something about it. Thinking about it all on your own will rarely help solve it. You can talk about it with people who are close to you. But there are also caregivers who can help you ifzorgverlening you have a sexual problem. Regardless of whether it has anything to do with your HIV, you can talk about it with your family doctor, with your HIV nurse or with your HIV doctor. They might be able to offer you support themselves, but they might also decide to refer you to a sexologist or a psychologist. It could be a good idea to choose a caregiver who is familiar with HIV. You can ask your HIV nurse if he or she can recommend someone. You can also contact the Servicepunt of the Hiv Vereniging (servicepunt@hivnet.org - 020 - 689 25 77 on mon, thu, thurs - 14.00 22.00 hrs.) for advice.



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