Doctor What Should I Do?
Jul 14, 2009
Hi Doctor Bob,
I am seeing a psychotherapist about my HIV/Aids fears because although I tested negative way past 6 months, I still get panic and anxiety attacks over HIV/Aids and freak out about having symptoms. I hate being like this so I went to her for help with this and all she says to me is "get tested", then I give the usual reply "I did get tested". She acts as though I have never been tested. Should I get another test? I have not been at any more riks and I wanted her to help me accept my test. That's why I see her.
Response from Dr. Frascino
You certainly don't need another HIV test. Rather, what you need is a more competent psychotherapist. The one you currently have isn't doing you any favors and is demonstrating a shocking lack of understanding. Ask your general medicine doctor for a referral to someone who actually listens to what you are saying!
Good luck Liz.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Rash After Kissing Cold Sore Worried I Have HIV
- Vomiting After Unprotected Oral Sex Without Ejaculation Worried I Have HIV
- White Tongue After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV
- Can Antibiotics Cause Vaginal Bleeding?
- Can You Get Cancer From A Std?
- Can You Get Genital Warts Just From Touching?
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.