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Does Hiv Just Scare People

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Some advice to people who are scared of testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I took a HIV test anonymously the other day and it came back within the next afternoon. If you are afraid, then go to and you can see if they have any labs in your area to do a anonymous testing. I came back negative by the way. I... Read more »

Worried wells and people that are scared please re

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok like some of you guys that are driving yourselfs nuts trying to figure out if you have hiv ....i been doin it since febuary and its now almost july! Like everyone else i immediatly search the net for answer's, and now i think i am a pro at... Read more »

need people to talk to, please read if ur scared 2

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hi everyone. my situation: have had a few unprotected vaginal sexual encounters last year, and just last thursday totally out of the blue i woke up with weird symptoms. weird stomache ache (keeps me from eating normally), dry mouth (slightly white... Read more »

So scared to meet people

Posted by lonelywoman40, 1 Reply
I have been diagnosed positive 1.5 years ago. I have not dated anyone since I was diagnosed. I have gotten close to a neg guy who accepted me as a friend but I no longer have him in my life anymore. I have now started putting myself online,... Read more »

HIV scare, please help. :(

Posted by Masha, 1 Reply
Alright, I'll start from the beginning so you get the general idea. I'm a 21-year-old from Serbia. My country is one of the countries with a smaller HIV rate in comparison to the States and some more developed countries, for example. 6-7 weeks ago... Read more »
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scared scared scared....pcr @ 14 days ?

please help me i was exposed to hiv on 21/10/2007 ( unprotected anal sex on a female sex worker just for 1.5 minutes ).............. my wedding party is on 11/11/2007.. i do not know what to do? i know that the window period for hiv antibodies is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your wedding is 11/11/2007 and you decided to have unprotected anal sex with the Naughty Lady of Shady lane on 10/21/2007??? Hmmm . . . bad decision and even worse timing! Dude, what were you thinking??? (Yeah, that's right. You... Read more »

please help doctor hiv scare(d) in Romania

Dear Dr. Frascino,I very much need your professional opinion. I'm far from home (US) and alone, working for the peace corp in Romania, where until recently I was helping to make a difference in life by helping some of Romania's poor,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll respond to your specific questions first:1.Yes! Absofrickinlutely!2.Nope. That is not warranted or necessary.3.Nope!4.Nope! The immune system does not work that way.5.You know you cannot WOO-HOO?!?! Why the hell not? I'd place... Read more »

im scared to stop being scared?

michael,i have been worried that i may have contracted hiv for a short while now. even though every person every clinic every hotline says that i am at no real risk. and im starting to believe them it seems logic is prevailing, but not just yet now...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I really do not have any idea of what may be going on with you other than you report needing the fears regarding HIV to distract you from other, probably more serious emotional or mental problems. I urge you to find a good mental health... Read more »


Dr. Bob,My wife is preganant with our first child. She has had multiple preganancies before, even a few miscarriages. Her two initial HIV tests came out positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot. Her last test came out positive Western Blot. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Pregnancy can induce cross-reacting nonspecific antibodies that can lead to indeterminate or false-positive HIV-antibody test results. (See below.) If you are HIV negative and your wife has not had any HIV-exposure risk, there is really no way... Read more »

Why HIV "Crimes" Harm HIV Prevention and People With HIV

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing: Why Aren't More People Doing It?

Stigma still makes people reluctant, even afraid, to get screened for HIV, health officials say. And yet an HIV diagnosis is the first step to care, treatment, and learning how to avoid transmitting the virus to others. "We have to bring it out in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Patients to Be Tested After Hospital HIV Scare

Officials at Bundaberg Hospital in southern Queensland are recommending blood tests for 274 people treated between Nov. 6 and 13 at the facility's dental clinic. Authorities discovered that one batch of dental instruments cleaned on Nov. 6 was not... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

A People Who Once Were

"I am afraid that there will come a time when history books refer to African Americans as a race of people who once were."-- Saundra Johnson, community educator and long-time HIV/AIDS advocate Photo © Russell McGonagle Early on the last... Read more »