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Does Hypochondria Cause Hiv Symptoms

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Infection or hypochondria?

About a month ago I had unprotected sex with someone a few times. Probably around 8, maybe more. The problem is that I cheated on my boyfriend with this guy, and due to the guilt I had convinced myself I was pregnant. Had all the symptoms ( nausea,...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You certainly placed yourself at risk by not using a condom for penetrative sex. I would say that since you got your period, you are not pregnant. An HIV test done at the three month mark will give you a conclusive answer.Guilt can cause... 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 supreme." Lets... Read more »

Severe Hypochondria on HIV/aids and ashamed of past mistake

Hi. I found this website really helpful and i want more help.Recently i am suffering from severe Hiv hypochondria. The country i am living in has very HIV prevalence rate and all the migrants have to go through HIV test to ensure their fitness. 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree your problem is "severe HIV hypochondria" and not HIV itself! Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely low, considering your experience was just two young (and presumably HIV-negative) teenagers experimenting and satisfying... Read more »

Is there a chance?? Or is it pure Hypochondria?

Dear Dr.I am a 20 year old female from Greece and as of January 2012 I have been having a sexual relationship with a 23 year old male. We have NEVER had unprotected vaginal sex though several times we had unprotected oral sex, 3-4 of which he had...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst the good news, you had protected sex, this prevents HIV transmission from occurring this way. We also know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. But with open sores and poor gum health it does increase the chances, some.... Read more »
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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 are... Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, but it does cause a brief illness after infection similar to ARS. Are there many other... Read more »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »