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Drinking After Someone Scared I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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 hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same...
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Scared

Hello, Dr. Bob.I am a female who had unprotected sex in March. Four weeks after I got a sore throat that lasted a week. Two month after I had a weird food poisoning accompanied by headache that repeated the next day. Since February, before my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your negative ELISA tests at five, six and seven months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Acai pills with chromium will not affect HIV seroconversion or the accuracy of HIV tests.I Read more »

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 »

FEAR

hello Doc,Ever since a doc scared me of HIV for a small reason, I have got myself checked numerous times only because of fear and its all been negative. When I met the person who was a gay for a drink I developed a fear that he would have poked me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...their blood drawn??? Hmm. The title of your post sums up your problem very accurately: FEAR! Your problem is not HIV, but rather fear of HIV. You may have visited many psychiatrists, but it's time to once again climb up on the shrink's couch.... 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
...Yell WOO-HOO! 4. Find a more competent physician!!! The one you currently have is in drastic need of a basic remedial course on HIV/AIDS. Perhaps you should download a copy of the current guidelines for nPEP (nonoccupational post-exposure... 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 »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...Services Montreal (Women) Montreal, Quebec 514-495-0990 direction@casm-mtl.org netrover.com/~casm Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy Toronto, Ontario 416-944-9481 1-800-743-8851 info@oahas.org www.oahas.org The Teresa... 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 »

feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
...so i cant hit the gym ?. Will my physique change ? I'm 6ft 4 and 228 pounds, in decent shape. Strong as an ox. I am so so so scared, even though i do know that meds can help me live a long healthy life, its still feels like i am doomed and will... Read more »

Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...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 with anyone else but my wife till... Read more »