Should all clinicians be trained in how to talk to patients about HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and just sex in general in a community-specific way? Yes, according to a group of HIV clinicians, sexual health experts and advocates. The bill would require health care providers to receive sexual health training in order to keep their licenses current. The drumbeat for clear communication of the science is growing from experts and community members alike, even as evidence shows that medical distrust affects people’s access to medical care, including HIV prevention and treatment. “Health care providers have an important role to play [in ending the HIV epidemic],” said Michelle Collins-Ogle, MD, of Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and AAHIVM.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.