About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary / Infectious and Tropical Medicine The Royal Victoria Infirmary Infectious and Tropical Medicine Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
Posted by AshKen (as ),
Ive been here a few occasions now for treatment for HIV.
I would dearly like to name the grumpy, assuming consultant (I won't) who has clearly assumed this my HIV has been contracted sexually and also that Im a gay man. I say the consultant has assumed this because Ive been repeatedly pressured into having an appointment at new croft sexual health clinic. I agreed just to stop the consultant piling on pressure and to avoid the curt manner and the variation on the "you are in no position to question what I tell you" type speech.
I have no intention of going to this other clinic. I'm not proud of that but I hear bad things about it and Im not being encouraged- Im being hounded.
But I thought I should post about this- the conduct of this consultant- Not much relevant questioning- just sits at the computer, cursorily asks "how I've been doing" but doesn't pay any attention, has already assumed Im gay and told me what vaccinations I should be having.
Disrespectful, assuming, judgmental.