|Quick Follow-up - In The Middle of the Night
Feb 16, 2010
Dear Dr Bob
Thank you! It put my mind at ease. I have an appointment to see a shrink as this incident just can't seem to get out of my head. This is because I had rectal bleeding after this incident three days in a row and still have rashes on my butticks. I was diagnosed as having anal fissures. If indeed I was being anally-raped, would I have gotten up immediately from my sleep? Are there any signs one could look out for if one was assaulted in such a way?
This might at first glance sound ridiculous but if you could, should you have some free time, answer the above questions, it would put my mind much more at ease.
Thank you again, LostBoy
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Lost Boy,
If you were being anally raped, I can assure you that you would have known.
I'm glad you have an appointment to see a psychiatrist.
In The Middle of the Night Jan 30, 2010
Dear Dr Bob
I need your advice. I am a heterosexual male, and I live alone. A couple of weeks back, my house was broken into in the middle of the night through a window that was smashed. This was a window in the room that I was sleeping in. I was under very drowsy medication and so I was in very deep sleep. It appeared what was a dream in which this burglar had sexually assaulted me (anal sex specifically as I was naked on the bed). I woke up thereafter, and heard a loud bang on the front door. I ran to the front door but the burglar had escaped. Funnily, nothing was stolen. I thought what appeared to be a sexually-assaulted episode to be just irrational fear so I let it go. But now I am running a high fever, feeling dizzy, having large red rashes on my buttocks, a bad sore throat, moth ulcers, and swollen lymph nodes. My irrational fears are getting the better of me to the point that I am convinced that the sexual assault actually did happen and I now have STDs especially HIV and Syphilis. I need your advice on what I should do. Should I go for STD/HIV testing? Or should I see a psychiatrist? Or should I just let it go? I am in constant worry now so will be very grateful for your reply. Separately, I am happy to make a modest donation to your foundation.
Thank You LostBoy
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Lost Boy,
You are a heterosexual male and you think someone smashed the window in your bedroom and you didn't notice because you were "under very drowsy medication," and the burglar sexually assaulted you by having anal sex with you, because you were "naked on the bed." You woke up when you heard the bang of the front door, ran to it, but the horned-up burglar had escaped. Do I have that right? And "funnily, nothing was stolen." And now you think you have HIV and syphilis. Oh my!
You're wondering if you should get HIV/AIDS tested or see a shrink? Definitely see a shrink! Lost Boy, you have issues bigger than the September issue of Vogue! I can assure you STD/HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. But you do have a problem! Show this post to your psychiatrist on your first visit. It will help him focus your treatment and speed your voyage of self discovery.
Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.
Good luck. Be well!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Thrush During Seroconversion
- Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Blowjob From A Prostitute?
- Blowjob From A Prostitute How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS
- Chest Cold After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Night Sweats After Receptive Anal Sex With Condom What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Pain In Penis After Reused Needle Worried I Have HIV
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.