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Unraveling the Impact of Trauma on People With HIV -- and Their Care Providers

An Interview With Edward Machtinger, M.D.

    Edward Machtinger, M.D.
    Edward Machtinger, M.D., is a professor of medicine and the director of the Women's HIV Program at the University of California, San Francisco.
    "Even among \[our patients\] who have an undetectable viral load, the vast majority of the patients, from our perspective, are doing quite poorly."
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    Trauma-Informed Primary Care
    "Many providers have trauma histories themselves. And so dealing with trauma just raises a lot of feelings for them; just even asking about it."
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    "There was no model of trauma-informed primary care that integrated a response to recent and lifelong abuse that had been implemented or evaluated."
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    "A trauma-informed environment is calm, safe and empowering for both patients and staff."
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    "For us, the epiphany -- and what's so exciting -- has been that understanding the impact of trauma feels like a way to be far more effective in the work that we are doing."
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    "Understanding their histories of trauma has led me to have far more effective, real conversations with patients about those issues."
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    JD Davids

    JD Davids

    @JDorNot

    A longtime HIV/AIDS activist and communication strategist, JD Davids was a senior editor and the director of strategic communications at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2014 to 2018.