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scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing mine......I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...everyone being virally enhanced yourself with no one going out of their way to help you with your worries and fears. Maybe I have a fear of dying over all? because I'm 26 and relatively healthy I just wish I could bury my mum and live to middle... Read more »

Please Help - Need to Ovecome Fear of Testing

Hi Dr. Bob. I'm utterly stressed and it's a bit overwhelming that I ever put myself in a postion... Read more »
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Put an End to Your Fears, Stop Googling, and Go Get Tested

...excess of information out there that is mostly misleading, confusing or downright scary. I'd read, be consumed with my deepest fears, then quickly delete my history and hope no one was looking over my shoulder. That was the game for me. Soon I... Read more »
The Body

Since When Is the Expression of Fear and Ignorance a Basic American Right?

...treatment, rather seeking the truth about my own diagnosis until it was almost too late. I was caught up in my very own mix of fear and denial -- I was completely scared that people would abandon me, simply because I had HIV. I had to be... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...pain Unexplained tiredness Shortness of breath Rapid breathing Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal heart beat Weight loss It's important to get in touch with your health care provider... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
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scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...would that be irrational? I really can't tell anymore. Has anyone on here ever had swollen nodes for an extended period? I'm so afraid that it's something serious. I keep thinking of my young son. My doc suggested mono, but I had that as a... Read more »

Just Tested Positive and Scared

Posted by ilovemy2, 9 Replies
...and that I would soon wake up. I don't know how long I have had it. I tested negative last year in September 2006. I am really scared. I do not know what to expect. I will not go for my first round of blood work until next week. What do I need to... Read more »

Scared

Posted by soscared21, 7 Replies
...lymph nodes on the left side of my neck feel slightly swollen (not hurting) but just like they're making my neck stiff. I'm so scared. The rash and weight loss in combination with the neuro symptoms and the one day flu are making it impossible... Read more »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
...about the HIV diagnosis by doing this. Then on Monday I went to my doctor and when they drew vial after vial of blood until my hand went numb the true nature of what has happened set it. Since then I have been an emotional wreck, I sleep only... Read more »