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Anxiety Of Positive Hiv Test

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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
...sexually assaulted while sleeping naked" and actually being sexually assaulted while sleeping naked are two very different things! HIV testing is not warranted; however, counseling (psychotherapy) definitely is!You are not alone in having such... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Fear Hampers HIV Testing, Treatment in Sierra Leone

...in the country, according to PlusNews . Although all district hospitals and multiple sites in the capital, Freetown, provide HIV tests at no cost, the "concept of voluntarily discovering one's HIV status is largely alien," and most people are... 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 are threatened by their husbands,"... Read more »
The Body

(HIV) Testing Anxiety

... Instead of the waiting room of a health clinic, this time I sat at my cubicle desk concerned about the results of my rapid HIV test. Back then, I was an intern at a HIV/AIDS awareness magazine and an editor, who was certified to perform the... 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

... In Washington's Inland Northwest, health experts, AIDS advocates and residents mostly praised CDC's revised HIV testing recommendations. Released Sept. 21, the recommendations urge that HIV testing be routinely offered to any person ages 13-64 Read more »
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Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
...Hello everyone, I just recently took a 15 day waiting test for HIV--the miami health department made it a nightmare to take the get your results in an hour test. I am unsure of my status but Read more »

No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no symptoms, nor do have a question about being exposed. I just wanted to know my status,... Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You Read more »

legitimate hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello all. i tested neg. at 7 month's after a high risk exposure. condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question is, the test they gave me was the hiv-1 ab screen with reflex. is this a legitimate test? i am... Read more »