Empowering Health Care Providers to Talk About Herpes
Something Positive for Positive People Podcast Episode 133
The way we received our diagnosis oftentimes impacts our emotions around our first disclosure. We tend to expect to receive the same level of empathy or compassion we received from our health care provider. It’s important that we equip our providers with consistent, honest resources that give them the confidence to lead the kinds of discussions in delivering a diagnosis that will empower the patient to disclose to future partners.
In this episode of Something Positive for Positive, we discuss some tools and resources to uplift those struggling with a diagnosis as well as those who deliver a diagnosis. The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) provides several tools for providers and people navigating a herpes diagnosis. This one is far more informative from the provider care side of stigma than many of our previous episodes.