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Drinking After Someone Scared I Have AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...it's pretty much guaranteed that other people have worried about the same thing. In fact, TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forum on safe sex and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't...
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Likelyhood of getting HIV after protected sex with a hooker--so stressed and scared

Dear Dr.,This forum is amazing. My fears and anxiety are starting to consume me so I figured I'd try to ask some questions to clear things up.Almost a month ago I had protected sex with a hooker in california. I used a latex condom and she gave me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxious wreck due to "stress, guilt, and anxiety." Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. Your problem is not HIV but rather fear of HIV brought on by your visit to the naughty lady on Shady Lane during your boozy California getaway... Read more »

Please Help - Need to Ovecome Fear of Testing

Hi Dr. Bob. I'm utterly stressed and it's a bit overwhelming that I ever put myself in a postion to think I should write. I'm a married middle-aged straight female with two girls, who a little over five years ago was under enormous stress and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...multiple hypothetical situations (no ejaculation, newly infected, etc.).You ask that I tell you to suck it up and face your fear because you need to get tested. OK. Here you go: "SUCK IT UP. FACE YOUR FEAR. GET TESTED!"You ask what makes you so... Read more »

Paranoid Brother

Dr. Frascino:Please forgive me. I know I am a coward. I do not know why I cannot face this situation w/ strength and courage. I donated and emailed you recently and you told me "Relax, Max..." But I can't. I know I need to get tested. Started dating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is learned about the facts, the fears melt away. Often counseling can help people with irrational fears and phobias, such as fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of flying, fear of Republicans, fear of HIV, or fear of whatever. (The only thing... Read more »

RE: Scared. HIV - (so far)....

OK.Thank you so much for the additional info. This really helps. Now I just need my remaining symptoms to go away and I will happily emit a full-throated "Woo-Hoo" :-)BTW - having just read your bio, I am in awe of what you are doing. You are a true...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Joe,Your symptoms will most likely "magically" disappear as you accept the reality of your HIV-negative status. Dr. BobRE: Scared. HIV - (so far)...Aug 21, 2008 Dr. Bob, First, thank you so much for the prompt response to my earlier post. I... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...seems that minorities get less health care for the same reasons as anyone else: low income, inconvenient health care offices, fear of being sick, and so on. Attitudes about health care and health care providers were much less important. ... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV/AIDS

...sadness. Because here you are going through all that you're going through, and then you're actually feeling physically the kind of fear and emotional response of the person, or the group of people. I've spoken around the country, with my book,... Read more »
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scared lost but optimistic

Posted by dean661, 10 Replies
...start drug therapy do I listen do I pause and do further research do I stop the recent klonapin prescription so I'm alert??? I'm afraid. One test was done to determine if I was infected by someone who didn't follow their drug therapy properly and... Read more »

Im Alone & Scared in NYC

Posted by Chad_NY, 11 Replies
...tested positive on Dec 29th, 2008. I was in serious disbelief. I live alone and my family is from the caribbean where there is a fear of HIV/AIDS and they brutally beat gay people or kill them. I have no friends and no one to talk too. I went to... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...napkin then wiped my penis with a napkin and i am not sure if it was a clean napkin or the one she removed the condom with.i am scared to death that i contracted hiv from her she is a sex worker.i was married for 25 yrs and havent had intercourse... Read more »

Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...being in the same house with them. i don't want to be distant towards them, but that's what i find myself doing. i'm just so scared that i could maybe catch something. so can someone PLEASE answer my question. thank you so much!! Read more »