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re:wasting away

Sep 13, 2004

i am scared to get it done. i dont wanna die. i am afraid to even go out of my room. everyone looks at me funny. i cant handle it anymore. i am 5'6 and weigh 145lbs which i used to weigh 158. honestly i am afraid of doctors they scare me

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your follow up.

To be frank, if you have AIDS, waiting to get tested puts you a greater risk of death. Testing and treatment of your medical condition can and does help.

Take a look at TheBody's ASOfinder ( for a list of local agencies (not necessarily doctors) who can help you with your concerns.

Good luck, BY

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