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Pornstar Worries Pt4

Hello Dr Bob, I now know I have right royally f@cked up!! My ex girlfriends symptoms are still there - five days now, strong as ever!! Cracking headache, wicked sore throat, hard dry cough, neck glands swollen, Diarrhea, fatigue, malaise, fever and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...illness exactly two weeks after she gave me unprotected oral. I know what you say about symptoms. Basically she has a very bad dry cough, sore throat, high temperature, painful feeling in her neck - she assumes it's her glands, body aches all... Read more »

Pornstar Worries Pt5 (Apology & Last post)

Hello Dr Bob, You are very funny!!! (Dr Bob the Pornstar/Escort!!) My fault, I have to admit I am... 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... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether genetically, biologically or... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

... Read Part Two of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 23, 2010. Fear of an Epidemic Resulting in an Epidemic of Fear: The Worried-Wells Imagine being so frightened of contracting an illness that you begin believing God is sending you bad omens... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention and treatment among MSM. "Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...since tests negative.All doctors I have seen have said I am conclusively negative and should stop worrying. Please comment on my worries that i could be infectedwith an undetectable new strain. Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

Scared and Worried: Possible HIV Exposure

Posted by kindahypertonic, 1 Reply
...the recounted encounter. I'm going to get tested May 3 (in respecting the three month afterwards rule of thumb). Should I be worried? Read more »

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

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...second encounter, but there was no fever, which again (from what I've read) is quite a common symptom of ARS. I also had no cough, no rash, no lymph nodes, and no sore throat. Only cold chills, muscle aches, and fatigue. And bottom line, I know... Read more »