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Sane enough to know that I might be crazy
Jul 12, 2005

I am 25 years old. I have had 11 sexual partners, and I have never been tested for HIV. I have gotten to the point that I am totally consumed with anxiety about being infected. Fortunately, I have absolutely no symptoms that I can think of, but I have had a considerable amount of unprotected sex (mostly with long-term boyfriends). There was one guy I had unprotected sex with only once... Recently, I saw his obituary in the paper. 27 years old, died at home. Although I have absolutely no idea how he died, I keep convincing myself that he must have died of AIDS. I haven't had sex with anyone besides my current boyfriend in the past year and a half, and I feel very healthy. I know I should be tested, but I thimk I would rather die than know. Help me please!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

You state, "I am totally consumed with anxiety about being infected . . . ." Then you state, " . . . I thimk I would rather die than know." Hmmm . . . .

You do realize I'm HIV positive, don't you? I've been "virally enhanced" since January of 1991.

I would suggest you "re-thimk" your position.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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