Treating Me Right | A campaign that aims to empower people living with HIV
The ...Treating Me Right? campaign is a disease awareness programme that has been developed and paid for by Gilead Sciences Ltd.
…Treating Me Right?

…Treating Me Right? is a campaign that aims to support BAME people living with HIV to advocate for improved treatment and care, and further empower them to take an active role in managing long-term health and associated chronic conditions.

Don’t be afraid to have a conversation with your doctor or nurse about your personal needs and ask the questions that matter to you.

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Be informed and active in your care to help make sure you get the right treatment for you.

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Know which questions to ask

Read the …Treating Me Right? guide today, so you are not afraid to ask questions of your doctor or nurse.

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Why is this important?

People living with HIV are living longer, increasing their risk of developing other health conditions.1 Being on the right treatment can improve your current lifestyle and protect your future health. However, evidence shows many BAME people living with HIV are not engaged in decisions about their treatment and care.2

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.

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Is this relevant to you?

Every person receiving treatment of care from NHS England has the right to speak freely and discuss their options.

It is important to be fully informed about your health and understand how the treatment you receive now can support you and your lifestyle as you get older.

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About the campaign

…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.

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References

1. THT. Uncharted Territory A report into the first generation growing older with HIV. Available from: https://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/Files/Publications/Policy/uncharted_territory_final_low-res.pdf Last accessed March 2020.

2. 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 March 2020.