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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...HIV presents many challenges. Building a support network can help you learn to cope. Take your time 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 first, you may want to turn to HIV organizations. Many newly-diagnosed people want to speak with...
Ask the Experts

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 »

Sex binge..young and scared to death! Dontation!

Dr. BobI gave into my desires and last week went on a binge of sort with 3 different guys. Now, I am scared to death that I may be infected. The first two guys performed oral sex on me and I kissed them both, french style. I did not notice any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sex Binge Guy,Your HIV-acquisition risk, despite your trio of hotties, is very low. Oral sex, particularly insertive oral sex, carries only a very minimal risk for HIV transmission. Protected insertive anal sex is indeed "protected," assuming... Read more »

HELP!! From "Scared Dad" - oral white streaks, now sublingual ranula cysts???

Doctor Frascino,Please help...things seem to be getting worse from my previous posts....here's an estimated timeline: 4/6/06: deep french kissing with bar girl - 4/15/06: sex with wife with french kissing - 4/17/06: wife complains of severe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...problem when you wrote ". . . I'm going nuts right now . . . ." I agree! You need to seek help for that without delay. Your HIV fears are unwarranted. My assessment of what's going on hasn't changed. My advice also remains exactly the same with... Read more »

From "Scared Dad" - oral white streaks - Thank you!!

Doctor Frascino,I thank you for your timely answers. I agree with you that I probably do need to seek some sort of counseling for the HIV fears that I've been having. I guess it just scared me when these weird symptoms starting occuring in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...soon, very soon.Good luck. I'll repost your previous question below. My advice remains exactly the same!Dr. BobHELP!! From "Scared Dad" - oral white streaks, now sublingual ranula cysts??? Apr 30, 2006 Doctor Frascino, Please help...things seem... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...reality: HIV medications, known as antiretrovirals, don't cure HIV, but they can help keep people healthy for many years. People died from AIDS before antiretrovirals became available. Since combination drug therapy for HIV was begun in 1996,... 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 »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
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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
...havent had intercourse with anyone else but my wife till now.my brother in law was gay and i saw what aids did to him when he died in the early 80s.i am driving myself insane Read more »

It Came and Took Something Away, From All of Us

Posted by thedingoman, 1 Reply
...emotional. It wasn't just those of us that were and are infected, but also those around us that were not. We all felt that wave of fear because there was no defense. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. No cure. A helpless situation. Whether you... Read more »

JUST YOUR VIEW.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...matress i still can feel the wet of it. i know night sweats are signs of HIV, but since i do not remember completely, i am very scared. what i ask if anyone remember when they got infected, cause this is the only tie i feel i was acomplete... Read more »