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Fear Of Having Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

Advances in antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have made it possible for more HIV-positive parents to have children. But few studies have examined transmission fears that might remain for these families and how they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines How Mining Industry in Mozambique Increasing Fears of HIV

IRIN ¬†examines how "[e]very mining boom brings the fear of a rising HIV infection rate, particularly in a country like Mozambique, where the estimated prevalence is already 11.3 percent." The news service looks at how the promise of a large coal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scotland: Children's Fears for HIV Parents

Children living with HIV-positive parents are suffering in silence, according to a Scottish report. Researchers said youngsters had significant worries about their parents and themselves, but felt they were unable to talk to either their family or... Read more »
Ask the Experts

gay..touched his semen...wiped fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i belong to homophobic country u are the only help!! i m a gay who recently came in contact with a another gay don't know his sexual history..we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried about contracting HIV from sniffing a spunked-up finger? Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent.I'll post below a few other "sniffing" questions from the archives.Be well.Dr. BobI smelled... Read more »


Hi Michael; I'm reading here on this forum (and in the others) many questions from people who are afraid of being HIV+ and cannot decide to go for the test. I'm 28 and people says I have everything from life. I'm good looking, high...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Life is precious and important for each of us whther or not we are infected with HIV, and that is a lesson that we can never be reminded of too often. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope that you are now receiving the best medical... Read more »

Terrible fear of HIV which is ruining my life...What should I do doctor?

Please doctor I need your advice desperately,I have this pathological fear of HIV. I have never had sex, I have never done drugs, I have never received a blood transfusion, and my parents don't have it. However, I remain constantly terrified of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The best way to confront and conquer irrational fears is to seek psychiatric help. Counseling (psychotherapy) can help folks overcome pathological fears, whether they are related to HIV, snakes, spiders, heights or to fears of being secretly... Read more »

Fear of HIV Virus

Dear sirPl answer my questionI am afraid of hiv even though i have safe sex with wife only.Not using the drugs injection.I feel nervous if somebody spit or sneezing around me.Not sharing food and not using the hotel tap water to clean.How long hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You cannot become infected with HIV by being close to someone sneezing or spitting, sharing food or water, using a public toilet, or drinking from glasses in a hotel or bar.HIV is transmitted through close sexual contact (vaginal or anal... Read more »
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Fear of HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I hope with this post I can connect on some level with people who, like me, have lived in fear of HIV/AIDs and let it cast a pall over their lives. First let me describe to you how fear of the disease affected me. I have been with my wife for five... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »

Fear of having HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's my story. About 2 years ago, I had unprotected sex with a man I had been dating for 2 months. We dated for about 4 months and had talked about marriage. He was in the army and lived in Hawaii, also has a 5 year old daughter and an ex wife. I... Read more »

he has fear about HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello friends.
Sorry for my bad english, but is not my language.
One year ago i meet an american man in my city. Im from Spain.
So we have a long distance relation.
I told him about my status not on first meeting, i done it later. We spent 2 monthes... Read more »