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A good doctor (GP) and dentist are hard to find, but a vital part of maintaining your health. Of course if we’re younger we think we’re invincible, but you never know when you might need one, and finding one urgently when you don’t have one and you’re not well is a pain!

Unfortunately, the response by GPs and dentists varies enormously and while it shouldn’t matter – indeed they should be willing to support you – there is a wealth of anecdotal evidence to the contrary.

If you’re looking for a GP or dentist, consider phoning up the prospective practice anonymously to ask whether it's ‘gay friendly’ and gauge the response. You’ll probably get the "all the doctors are professional" response, but go with your gut feeling and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

This may seem absurd but disclosing your sexuality to your GP may mean that it is recorded on your medical notes. Medical records can be accessed by a range of organisations including life insurers, which can raise the whole question of HIV and testing.

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