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Anxiety And Fear Of Hiv

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anxiety disorder caused by hiv fear?

I was wondering if you knew how common it is to doubt the accuracy of the hiv tests. After a low risk exposure I became convinced that I had hiv. I have tested negative after a year and also tested negative on a dna pcr test. For some reason I...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Unfortunately fears of having contracted HIV from a low risk sexual experience is one way that many people manifest guilt about a sexual experience that they do not feel good about. Part of how this manifests itself is by not believing the negative... Read more »

Anxiety and Fear About The Future

Dear Dr. Horwath:I am a 42-year-old male diagnosed with HIV in February 2003.At the present time I... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Experts "Fear" Impending HIV Epidemic in Southern Sudan After Two-Decade Civil War

Health experts "fear" that southern Sudan, emerging from more than two decades of civil war, could experience a major HIV epidemic because of low levels of HIV/AIDS awareness among the population, an influx of returning refugees from neighboring... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines How Mining Industry in Mozambique Increasing Fears of HIV

IRIN ¬†examines how "[e]very mining boom brings the fear of a rising HIV infection rate, particularly in a country like Mozambique, where the estimated prevalence is already 11.3 percent." The news service looks at how the promise of a large coal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pakistanis Deported for Testing HIV-Positive Raise Fears at Home

Pakistan health workers fear a sharp rise in HIV cases as Pakistanis deported from abroad for testing positive for HIV/AIDS return home, according to reports. Pathologists at the research center in Khyber Medical College in Peshawar raised the alarm... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fear-Based Campaigns: The Way Forward or Backward?

Fear-based HIV campaigns were popular in the early years of the HIV epidemic -- they typically used scary imagery, such as tombstones, to alert the population to the dangers of HIV/AIDS. Fear-based HIV campaigns have resurfaced with the "It's Never... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
To the people like me who are terriffied that we may have HIV I just want to say it can't get anyworse than this feeling we have now even if we do test POZ I think his Terror we have now is as worse as it will get.
Please reply if you feel the same... Read more »

Fear, regret, anxiety, and self loathing.

Posted by BurningChrome, 3 Replies
Hello, I cant think of a good way to start this post, so I will be blunt. I am very fearful that I have been infected with HIV. If this is the wrong forum let me know and I will repost this in the "stricken with terror" category, which I cannot seem... Read more »

anyone ever fear or have anxiety over meds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would like some feed back. I've been poz for 17 years comming this jan 21st. just diagnosedwith aids last december also cmv an ks . i started on meds and got quitea bit better will be starting new medsnext month hte others caused nuropothy... Read more »

Anxiety and fear/Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of any other disease that my cause so much anxiety and so much fear in people. They tell us to be educated but as I am reading the articles and information, the more fear and anxiety I get. But it becomes like an addiction, I don't... Read more »