Bre did not let her diagnosis get in the way of transitioning. With the support of family and her health care providers, she was able to continue with her transition while being treated for HIV.

Your doctor can work with you to ensure you stay healthy and your transition is not negatively affected. A good health care provider will meet you where you are and work with you to stay healthy and in care. Your provider should not be judgmental or make you feel uncomfortable. If it doesn’t feel like the right fit, find a new provider.

Let your doctor know about your physical and mental health, your sexual history, any medications or substances you’re taking, and trauma you’ve experienced.

To locate health care providers in your area who are competent and affirming, visit and search their provider directory.