Sexual and reproductive health care is a completely new area for me. I was about the only person in the room without a medical background but I’m especially interested in advocating for the availability of PrEP in Guyana and educating the population on its benefits, and overall, how to protect themselves from contracting HIV and other STIs. While I enjoyed the stats, graphs and charts (who doesn’t love to see significant trends mapped out graphically?), I was especially struck by the obvious care and dedication of the HIV response team. Nurses, doctors, researchers, programme managers, everyone contributing, demonstrated a care not just for the overall programme, but for the well-being of the individual clients and patients that walked through their doors. Too often, it is easy for patients to feel faceless, nameless (just a client code) when seeking healthcare. We’ve all had issues of doctors that seemed to not hear you, that couldn’t even make eye contact or were easily dismissive of our concerns. The numbers speak for themselves: care, confidentiality, commitment means more adherent clients, and persons who are comfortable reaching out to know their status. I think ultimately, by centering care, HIV stigma will reduce, leading to outcomes that not only benefit HIV+ persons, but the communities that they live and work in.