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Can Anxiety About Hiv Lead To Hiv Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Anxiety and HIV Symptoms

Dr. Bob,I am a nervous wreck typing all the way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have been a virgin all my life until recently in March when what devil possessed me I don't know, to pay for a night of sex with a pre-op transsexual escort. We have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You report you're a report writer and your work entails a lot of typing.... From the detailed missive you posted I have no doubt you're very good at your job! -- lots of typing indeed!So you've "been a virgin all your life... Read more »

Anxiety and HIV symptoms

I recently tested negative for HIV; but I have had anxiety for the past 6 weeks putting in my head that I do. I have read 24/7 symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS and my anxiety over this on a scale of 1-10 is an 11. Every symptom I read about I get...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The answer is yes. All of us are capable of making ourselves ill. Just look at how many of us need stomach medicine or develop stress headaches. There have even been pseudo-outbreaks of illness in buildings and schools that were found later to... Read more »


Recently, I had an encounter with a female commercial sex worker in Thailand.She and I engaged in vaginal intercourse, I did use two US latex condoms and neither appeared tobreak. I was very upset and distraught about the entire experience, it had...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Based on everything you've told me, it does NOT sound like your symptoms areHIV/AIDS related. This is for several reasons. First of all, your encounter with this prostitute was low risk, specificallybecause... Read more »

HIV Anxiety and Symptoms

Hello, I am a 26 year old African American female. For the past six to 8 months I have lived in total fear that I have the HIV virus. My last risky encounter was on the 25th of November.... I had unprotected sex with a man of unknown status. Since...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,I hear from your question that you know that you put yourself at risk for HIV, but you also put yourself at risk for other STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections). You should have a full STI screening to ensure that there is nothing else going on.... Read more »
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Hiv symptom or Anxiety? Hiv test this friday, scared! HELP!?

Posted by jessicajane, 1 Reply
So I'm a 24 heterosexual female and I have has risky sexual encounters. My last boyfriend I had got tested for hiv and he was negative. However my current boyfriend has not had an hiv test and I don't know his current status. We have been in a... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

For 7-8 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains (all over) that last seconds before hitting another part of my body - it happens every day but I will go an hour or two at times without feeling them.

Amongst all this I have experienced 5... Read more »

HIV or Anxiety Induced symptoms

Posted by respectthepouch, 2 Replies
I fingered a girl(vaginal and I am sure she is infected now) and when I took out my finger there was a creamy white liquid on my hand. It had a very foul odour like rotten eggs.
what could this liquid be? And how much of a risk does this... Read more »

HIV Symptoms or my anxiety?

Posted by Freemind80, 1 Reply
About 2 1/2 weeks ago a lab tech came to my house to draw my blood (for life insurance purposes).

The tech was an hour late and he was visibly sick (excessive coughing, sniffling, etc.)

From the get go, everything just didn't feel good. He forgot to... Read more »