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BAME people living with HIV are less likely to engage in their HIV care1 but being part of health care decisions can help improve your long-term health.
Your doctors and nurses will have your best interests in mind but you can’t leave all the responsibility with them. You need to work with your healthcare team to make them aware of your personal needs. This could include things such as your lifestyle or other conditions which may affect the treatment that is best for you.
Every person receiving treatment or care from NHS England has the right to speak freely and discuss their options.
Whoever you are and however HIV affects you, it is important to be fully informed and understand what your rights are as these may have a significant impact on your treatment or care.
…Treating Me Right? is a campaign initiated and funded by Gilead Science Ltd. and developed in collaboration with the HIV community.
A group of leading HIV advocates and patient organisations have partnered with Gilead to lead this campaign to help you make more informed decisions about your health.
1. The People Living With HIV Stigma Survey UK 2015 (Black, Asian and minority ethnic participants). Stigma Survey UK 2015. Available from
http://stigmaindexuk.org/reports/2016/BAME.pdf. Last accessed December 2019.