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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Does Hiv Just Scare People

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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 »


Dr. Bob,Thank you very much for your earlier response! You have such a warm touch - bless your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: When Fears Keep People Away, Providers Take AIDS Tests to Streets

... Though a national HIV/AIDS prevention campaign aimed at young people proclaims "Knowing Is a Beautiful Thing," fear of the unknown keeps many people from testing for the disease. To combat negative stigma and halt new infections, the Knox County Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: New HIV Reporting Law May Make People Fearful of Testing -- Advocacy Group

...A British Columbia advocacy group is concerned that a new HIV reporting law could make people apprehensive about getting tested. Beginning May 1, the law requires that public health officials Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona: HIV Fair Tries to Draw Attendees

...awareness event hosted by the Maricopa Integrated Health System is one of the least-attended events MIHS sponsors, due to people's fear of the disease, say organizers. Nonetheless, by 11 a.m. about 65 people visited Saturday's third annual HIV... Read more »
The Body

Fear and HIV Prevention Shouldn't Mix

...commissioner for the NYC DOHMH's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control told FishbowlNY , "Silence is no solution." The use of fear is not new when it comes to HIV prevention, and when looking at how far (or not far) we have come in the past... Read more »
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I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
...person in the home who is HIV positive. This happened to me at my last job and I had to leave. I never knew that people are so scared of people with HIV in 2008. People are afraid to be around you if they think you have it. If you are HIV... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am scared to get tested because I have no insurance & no funds to speak of. If I am positive, would I just be left to die because I Read more »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scared of HIV? Soooooo scared that they get sick for weeks, months, even years suffering stress&anxiety symptoms??? HIV fear does not relate with any other thing in this life; HIV practically means.... death. People are afraid of getting this... Read more »