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Eating Food Made By Someone With HIV Scared To Get Tested

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Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been living with me for 2 months has HIV. I need to know what kind of precautions should I take with my kids and the family being around him?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chapped lips form the cold along with a little cold sore from the cold too.I am so in distress I have been avoiding my family for fear of passing along this virus. My husband is now thinking other things about me because I will not get intimate... Read more »

Ongoing fear

I look forward to seeing my hiv+ friend when I return from months of working away from home and it... Read more »

Young and scared

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Myths About HIV

...story or an idea that is not true. In dealing with HIV, it's important to know reality from myth. Believing myths can result in fear, in denial, and even in damage to your health. Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment The myth: "HIV doesn't... Read more »
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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...a healthy uninfected person's. I said, "What are you going on meds for?" He said his doctor wanted him to, and he agreed out of fear and ignorance. I said, "You need to find someone who specializes in HIV." He asked me to go tell that to his... 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 »

Scared like crazy now

Posted by Goman, 2 Replies
Well, waiting on the test results, the scary thing is my lymph nodes are all swollen and I have a big time sore throat. I cannot help but believe my test will come back positive. This is scary. I have not been able to sleep, eat or work. All I... Read more »

I am pretty sure and am scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...then yesterday my lymph node appeared to be swollen. It is about a pea-size, swollen at my neck (just one node). So I am very scared...and scared to get tested. Anyone with similar experience, any advice? Thank so much. Read more »

really scared

Posted by brooklynn07, 2 Replies
...were making out when we noticed that the condom had come off inside her. she was on top, not that it matter's. we became really scared. i tested at 3 and 7 month's negative. but i have noticed on the side of my tongue a, well it look's like a... Read more »