Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


dont wait!!!
Jan 14, 2009

hi dr bob i wrote to yourself a couple of times in the past seeking reassurance etc. but had no reply. i am writing in the hope that somebody who is in a similar situation i was will read. to cut a long story short, i waited nearly 8 years to test!! cowardly i know but once your in that rut its hard to get out of. anyhow last week i went and got an INSTI rapid HIV 1-2 test. it was a very difficult thing for me to do but guess what? it was negative!! now over these last years i seem to have had every symptom imaginable- severe dandruff, floaters, recurrent fungal infections (genital), swollen glands, ranula cysts, swollen parotid gland the list goes on and all along i felt i was living on borrowed time. so my advice to you guys worrying is to listen up to the dr bob's of this world regarding symptoms being non indicative etc, and go get tested!! dont waste years worrying like i did. although the way ive felt in the last week has nearly made up for all the worrying! and dr bob, i will be donating to your charity and will do my best to regulary donate to a U.K based charity (bit closer to home) and keep up the good work, and the good sense of humour! many thanks happy in england

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Happy in England,

Thank you for taking the time to write in and share your story, your great news and your newfound insights. I'll now gladly add your post to our rapidly expanded "X-files" ("Ex-worried wells"). I am hopeful you may well help a few other worried-wellers caught in their own self-inflicted "worried-well hell" to grow a pair and get tested! When it comes to HIV, what you don't know can indeed hurt you!

Thanks also for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.

Cheers, tally-ho and WOO-HOO!

Dr. Bob



Previous
Oral whilst blood
Next
please dr Bob.make me feel better

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement