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Does Hypochondria Cause Hiv Symptoms

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major hypochondria last question i promise!

hi dr bob..we already know im a hypochondriac. however i have one last question that i would love for you to answer. the whole being pricked thing really bothers me. well my worst fear of course keeps happening. i was at work and pricked myself on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...completely unwarranted fears of being HIV infected. It's the only way to prevent your "worst fears" from happening over and over. Hypochondria and irrational fears are both common and treatable conditions. I certainly don't think you are crazy.... Read more »

anger management guy

It's pretty alarming that you tell me I'm not infectious to anyone, that I can freely expose people to my fluids, yet you would not volunteer being injected with my blood. If I'm as innocuous as you claim, why would you be afraid to be injected with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...wrong.So I ask again, have you heard anything new about emerging viruses or infections that mimic metabolic symptoms and some other symptoms of HIV/AIDS in HIV-negative patients?I need to enter some sort of study. The fact that I can legally... Read more »

shame shame shame

After my disease cluster reaches a size where correlation is undeniable, I am going to really stick it to you. I will make sure your response to my story - your blatant doubt - is underscored as one of the reasons this went unchecked as long as it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...wrong.So I ask again, have you heard anything new about emerging viruses or infections that mimic metabolic symptoms and some other symptoms of HIV/AIDS in HIV-negative patients?I need to enter some sort of study. The fact that I can legally... Read more »

followup on hypochondria

Dear Doc: re the April 23rd posting in which you diagnosed me as hypochondriac. It is/was a welcome diagnosis but one I need to double check with you. There are a couple of additional facts that I would like you to consider. Hopefully they wont...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Again,I thought you might be back. Are you still a "hypochondriac in good standing?" Well, no. Im promoting you to "hypochondriac in excellent standing." The only level above this is "hypochondriac Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...than HIV. If you keep on paying attention to whatever is awry in your body, and link everything to HIV, you definitely have hypochondria, another lovely mental condition. If your exposure is very low risk (like mine), and you think you are going... Read more »

Cyberchondria/Hypochondria Support

Posted by Cheeks, 1 Reply
...Hi all, hope you don't mind me posting here. I have set up an new support website for people who are suffering from hypochondria and cyberchondria ie those who are overly obsessed by symptoms of disease when really their chances of having it... Read more »

I think I'm truly insane...

Posted by MelBell, 4 Replies
...November-ish), I left my brain at home, went out and got completely smashed and had unprotected sex with a friend of mine. I am a known hypochondriac, so beginning the very next day I had myself convinced one hundred percent that I had been... Read more »

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

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...cold chills, and muscle aches. No fever, though. THIS was when the madness began -- I started going on the Internet, and my HIV-hypochondria/obsession started getting out of control. I've seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me... Read more »