January/February 2013: What's Up Doc?

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January/February 2013: What's Up Doc?

Finding a top-notch doctor or health care provider is essential to successfully managing your HIV. But it's also important to find someone you feel comfortable with. POZ wants to know: How is your relationship with your HIV doctor?
 
1. Are you currently on an HIV treatment regimen?
Yes
No
 
2. Is your HIV doctor also your primary care physician?
Yes
No
 
3. Do you feel your HIV doctor is up-to-date on the latest HIV treatment news?
Yes
No
 
4. On average, how often do you visit your HIV doctor?
Once a month
Every few months
Twice a year
Once a year
 
5. On average, how much time do you spend with your HIV doctor?
Less than 10 minutes
11-20 minutes
21-30 minutes
More than 30 minutes
 
6. How comfortable are you discussing your health issues with your HIV doctor?
Very comfortable
Somewhat comfortable
Not at all comfortable
 
7. How well do you feel your HIV doctor answers your questions and concerns?
Very well
Somewhat well
Not very well
 
8. How often does your doctor discuss new treatment options with you? (Check all that apply.)
Every time I visit
Whenever I bring it up
Whenever my regimen seems to be failing
Whenever a new drug becomes available
Whenever I have trouble with side effects
Never
 
9. How easy is it for you to make an appointment (non-emergency) at your HIV doctor's office?
Very easy
Fairly easy
Not at all easy
 
10. How would you rate the average waiting time at your HIV doctor's office?
Excellent
OK
Poor
 
11. How would you rate the other staff at your HIV doctor's office?
Excellent
OK
Poor
 
12. Which of the following are important to you when choosing your HIV doctor?
Hospital affiliation
Credentials/experience
Geographical proximity
That he/she is my race
That he/she is my gender
None of the above
 
13. What year were you born?
 
14. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
15. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
16. What is your ethnicity? (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify): 
 
17. What is your zip code?



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