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Anxiety About Hiv Testing

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Student Riddled with HIV Anxiety: Should I go for a HIV Test? (VISIONS AND FEARS OF BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE SLEEPING, 2010)

Respected Dr BobYou are God's gift to us who are riddled with HIV anxiety, and wish to have a peace of mind. I am yet another such person who desperately need your valuable advice.For the past 6 weeks, I have had 'visions' of being sexually...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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... Read more »

anxiety over HIV test

I am a heterosexual male and had unprotected sex. I have had severe fatigue for the last month and... Read more »

Anxiety/paranoia after negative HIV test?

After a bad experience, I have had 4 negative HIV test at 12 weeks, 3 months & two at 6 months. Yet... Read more »
Articles
The Body

(HIV) Testing Anxiety

...who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are written by people who are living with HIV, have been affected by HIV, or work in the field. Kat Noel As I anxiously waited for the results of my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Fear Hampers HIV Testing, Treatment in Sierra Leone

...barrier to some districts," Brima Kargbo, director of the National AIDS Secretariat, said. Kargbo added that Sierra Leone's HIV/AIDS program was new compared with those of other countries and that the country is learning from other nations'... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Congo: Fearing Rejection, Pregnant Women Avoid HIV Tests

... Pregnant women in the Republic of Congo are often hesitant to be tested for HIV because of the stigma associated with AIDS and the fear of being rejected by their husbands and families, experts say. "The women Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Call for Wider HIV Testing Gets Mixed Reception in Region: Critics Fear Government Intrusion Into Privacy

...they're really getting at is no special consent is required." Many favoring the plan hope it will reduce HIV testing stigma and anxiety. However, others expressed concerns about the potential for government intrusion and the status of personal... Read more »
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AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
...Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested. In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY". This condition Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

Really worried about the Test!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Cox Sackie virus that had been going around at school. Sometimes I think there are just too many excuses and that maybe its HIV. I am going to get tested but I am scared boy. I honestly believe I have never done anything that's considered "high... Read more »