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Anxiety Symptoms Cause By Fear Of Hiv Infection

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Pl. help I am married and have fear of Hiv infection

on 2nd Sep'11 I had sex with a girl whose HIV status is unknown. She is highly sexually active... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Nationwide Survey Shows 80% of HIV-Positive Patients Report Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Chicago, Ill. -- Key findings of a national physician and patient survey conducted by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) demonstrate a strong link between HIV infection and the mental health of patients diagnosed with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Fear Causes Risky Delay in HIV Tests, Experts Say

Early HIV testing took top billing among a variety of awareness initiatives in Arkansas on World AIDS Day. The state has experienced more HIV infections than the official count of 5,630, said Kevin Dedner, the Arkansas Department of Health's... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Conquering Anxiety

Introduction What is Anxiety? Anxiety Disorders Types of Anxiety Specific and Non-Specific Anxiety Anticipatory Anxiety Susceptibility to Anxiety The Relationship Between Anxiety and Shame Treatment for Anxiety Counseling and... 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 »
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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 »

am i infected or can anxiety create symptoms?

Posted by eyesdown, 4 Replies
hello all,

I didnt have penetrative sex with the lady i met but, she seemed a decent enough professional person, ( i dont mean sex worker) she played with her vagina and rubbed her wet finger very hard into the end of my penis and anus with her... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... 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 »