Talking points: a checklist for you and your doctor

Talking points is designed to help you talk to your doctor about HIV treatment. Having the right information available to you and your doctor will help you get the best out of HIV treatment, and reduce the chances of problems developing in the future.

Not all HIV drugs are suitable for everyone, and some will work better for you than others.

By answering the questions you will be able to build up a list of important issues to talk to your doctor about, so that the treatment you receive is right for you.

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How Talking points works

1. Answer a series of short questions

You will be asked a series of questions about you and your health. You can answer them all, or you can skip any questions you don't know the answer to. You won't be asked for your name.

2. Print, email or save a PDF of your custom report

Once you have finished answering the questions, Talking points will produce a personalised report for you, which you can print, save as a PDF or send as an email.

3. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options

You can take the report to your doctor, so you can show him or her your answers and talk about the points raised by the questionnaire.

Make sure you get the treatment that is best for you.

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Talking points: a checklist for you and your doctor

Published June 2015

Last reviewed March 2016

Next review June 2018

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.