Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Cold Feet After Getting Scratched Worried I Have HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Body

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.
Ask the Experts

my husband of 7years took a hiv test and was negative so this means i shouldnt worry

My husband took an hiv test we have been together for over 7 years and havent ever used protection and we both have been loyal to one another his test result was negative so i should have nothing to worry about correct?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...both have been faithful and neither of you has had another sexual partner or injected drugs, then you should have nothing to worry about. Read more »

cold feet

Dear Doctor,Are ice-cold feet the sign of neuropathy. I seem to get pins and needles in my feet and hands when I sleep, but my feet are cold all day long.Other symptons include stiff neck, sollen lymphs in the neck (behind the ear and jaw), mainly...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...This doesn't sound like peripheral neuropathy or HIV to me. If you're worried enough, get tested. There's no substitute for knowledge. Read more »

PLZ help,Worried hiv/hcv

Worried about delayed serconversion due to coinfection and stress, what is a recommended test interval for both hiv and hcv? i have tested at 3 and 6 months. Before one can rest at night, thanks so for your help.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would rest on this. This is enough testing - the interval of six months is adequate. Read more »

Worry SARS in my hometown and worry AIDS for myself

Hi, Robert: It's me again. I wrote you last time with the title "Hahaha...Big". Yes, HIV may not be my problem because I tested 2 times before window period and 1 time after it. Also my partner was tested neg. too. "However, I am having dry cough,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...again, and I do hope you believe me this time, HIV is NOT your problem! Your symptoms are not at all suggestive of HIV. Stop worrying about an illness you do not have! Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major components: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...send them to jail for more than a decade, a ruling activists fear could send others into hiding and hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention... Read more »
Connect With Others

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...seroconversion past 14 months since tests negative.All doctors I have seen have said I am conclusively negative and should stop worrying. Please comment on my worries that i could be infectedwith an undetectable new strain. Read more »

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 »