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April 19, 2017 Health workers who understand those at greatest risk of contracting HIV are more likely to reach them. How we are treated by health workers can determine our future health decisions and behaviors. Just think about the journey for those who live with HIV—from learning what HIV is and how it’s transmitted, to getting an HIV test, to, depending on the result, adopting lifelong changes in your everyday behaviors as part of your care and treatment. At every point in this journey, the information a client receives—and how and from whom—will influence whether they decide to seek health care and remain on treatment.