POZ - July/August 2009: Head-To-Toe Health

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July/August 2009: Head-To-Toe Health

In the summer, many of us pay extra attention to how our bodies look. But knowing what's going on inside our bodies is even more important than fretting over how we fit into that swimsuit when we hit the beach. POZ wants to know if you, the HIV-positive reader, stay on top of your overall health while you manage HIV on a day-to-day basis.
 
1. How would you describe your physical health?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
 
2. How would you describe your emotional health?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
 
3. Have you had or do you currently live with any of the following? (Check all that apply.)
Anxiety/depression
Breast cancer
Diabetes
Eating disorder
Elevated triglycerides
Enlarged prostate/prostate cancer
Hepatitis A, B or C
Herpes
Heart disease
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Kidney disease
Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Pneumonia
 
4. Are you on a prescription medicine for any condition other than HIV?
Yes
No
 
5. How often do you visit your HIV doctor?
Monthly
Quarterly
Twice a year
Once a year
Only when I feel sick
 
6. How often do you visit your general practitioner?
Monthly
Quarterly
Twice a year
Once a year
Only when I feel sick
 
7. How many other doctors do you see?
1
2
3
4 or more
 
8. Has focusing on your HIV care distracted you from attending to your overall health?
Yes
No
 
9. Do you exercise regularly (3 to 5 times a week for at least 20 minutes a day)?
Yes
No
 
10. If yes, why? (Check all that apply.)
I feel better overall when I exercise
My doctor suggested it for my health
I want to boost my body image and self-esteem
I know it keeps me healthy
 
11. Do you eat a balanced diet?
Yes
No
 
12. If not, is it because… (Check all that apply.)
I have no appetite
I can't afford to maintain a balanced diet
I have gastrointestinal problems
I suffer from depression and have no appetite
 
13. Are you sleep deprived?
Yes
No
 
14. What year were you born?
 
15. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
16. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
17. What is your ethnicity (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Easternn
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify) 
 
18. What is your ZIP code?



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