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Can Worrying About Hiv Make You Have Symptoms When You Don't Have It

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Don't destroy your life worrying about hiv

I have spent the last several months reading everyone's stories on the forum. It has kept my somewhat sain hearing of others suffering from unexplained symptoms, despite having negative tests. I am one of those ex-worried wells. PLEASE HEAD THIS...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

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Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Don't make yourself sick worrying about HIV

Doc,I had a sexual encounter with a girl from South Africa and during anal intercourse the condom... Read more »

worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Silence About HIV Worries Treasure Coast Officials

...case manager with Project Response, noted that the Martin County Health Department charges $35 for an HIV test, and "If people don't have the money, they're just not going to go." Back to other news for October 2008 Search the Newsroom... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...throughout their childhood. Toddlers/preschoolers: Children up to age 4 are learning the basics about their bodies. They don't understand the concepts of disease, death, or sex. However, you can set the stage for future conversations by... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...be nothing nothing to do with a possible std infection. But this along with regularly feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time. I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe anxiety and stress has led me to all of the... Read more »

Are these symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, are excessive dandruff, and excessive sweating symptoms of HIV? I have heard several people say they experience these symptoms and they are positive. Does anyone know if these are symptoms? Read more »