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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Can A Aids Scare Cause Pain

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bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... Read more »

Scared straight? 3 Years of fear - followed your advice - Please read Bob.

Possible exposure on Sept. 29, 2006 at 12:30 AM.Elevated liver enzymes in Feb 2007. Negative B, C,... Read more »
Being Alive

The Spiritual Lessons of HIV

...need to be afraid of the damage that can be done by stupid leaders so they vote more wisely. HIV-negative men should have some fear of all that comes with HIV so they avoid contracting it. I know I lost some of my fears to an unhealthy degree... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
The Body

In Arabic, "HIV" Is Misspelled "AL-AIDS" recently as a reaction to the wave of rejection and alienation our community is facing after 9/11, which caused our frightened community to crawl into a cave to hear its own echo. Now you might wonder: If my people are so ready to hurt... Read more »
The Well Project

Time to Show My Face and Take the Stigma Away

...someone dies from HIV that I have seen with my own eyes was doing well (well, at least the last time I saw them), it really scares me. I get very very scared. You see, having HIV/AIDS is a process. You go through different cycles. I can say I... Read more »
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Im Not Going To Lie Im Scared Really scared

Posted by wonderboy21, 6 Replies
...tested positive a few months back and it hit hard i read all about the virus side effects you name it im reading about it.. im so scared i have so many questions..24yr old gay male who wants to raise a family some day.. i got my results back... Read more »

Risk assessement please, am so so scared

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...possible exposure: (no other exposures in the past) 1-diarrhea (resolved in one day with over the counter meds)2- severe abdmoinal pain 3- neck tighness +sore throat 4- loss of appetite.5-chills twice, mild night sweats twice6-loss of appetite... Read more »

scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...they are still swollen in a month he wants to send me for a biopsy. I'm terrified. HIV crosses my mind and I try to chase the fear away with the neg test results at hand. Should I test again, as I am at the 13 weeks, or would that be irrational?... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply me I tested negative at 13 week and Know I tested again at the 6 month mark. I will get my result next monday. Im very scared please help. I have white tongue, and pain in the eye I had the pain in the eye starting of last month and the... Read more »