High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One
By Bob Frascino, M.D.
September 3, 2010
I mentioned above that AIDS phobia is far more common than most folks realize. I should also mention that phobias in general are more common than most folks realize. There are literally hundreds of phobias. In a previous blog I mentioned hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia -- fear of long words. Some readers thought I was kidding. I wasn't. It really exists. Here are a few of my other favorites:
And my personal favorite: phobophobia -- fear of phobias!
Finally, I wanted to return to AIDS phobia and mention that not all AIDS phobias are incapacitating. Some are merely annoying; others actually amusing.
Life, Love, Sex, HIV and Other Unscheduled Events
Bob Frascino, M.D., was President and Founder of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. He had been an outspoken, popular expert in TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forums on safe sex and fatigue/anemia since 2000. Once a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Frascino served as Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Immunology, Rheumatology, and Allergy, at Stanford University Medical Center from 1983 until 2001. He was a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine and had also been a distinguished member of the executive boards of numerous state and regional associations.
We're inexpressibly saddened to share the news that Dr. Frascino passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Click here to read more and to share your thoughts.
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