As I turn the pages of thirty, i have started noticing some changes. Well, consequences eventually catchup (of course there is an element of chance)..
For one, the body has started communicating in a new language and I certainly need help of a doctor to understand it.. So i began my hunt for a doctor.. better to be informed than surprised.
My first impulse was to find someone close to home…
I asked a few friends if they had any recommendations.. the replies poured in all with the same message, try going to a doctor who is comfortable with your sexuality and Fenway Community Health was on the top of everyone’s recommendation.
doctor.. sexuality.. didn’t know that was so important. (what was i thinking..)
anyways.. took the advice and scheduled the appointment with Fenway.
in the process of collecting my information the doctor asked a few questions that convinced me that it was a very good idea to go to a doctor who knows the lifestyle that i lead.
– are you sexually active?
– do you have sex with men, women or both?
– when was the last time you had your HIV?
– did you know the person with whom you had sex last time?
– was there penetration? did he cum in your mouth?
Wonder if the general doctors ask these questions? would they be missing a major piece in the health puzzle if they did not ask?
Any case, for me it was a pleasant experience. I don’t have to keep a watch on symptoms, do research and decide if i should go to an Male Center or a general Physician. It is a delight to go to one specialist who can do that for me.
What are your experiences? what about places where doctors are not yet comfortable with sexualities?