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Fear Of Hiv Disease

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Intense fear of HIV infection even with very low-risk behavioral patterns.. HELP!!!

Dr. Frascino, first of all, thank you for what you are doing with this site. It is so wonderful to see a site that addresses issues both rational and irrational.. LOL. I am a gay male, 26 years of age. I have had an intense, sometimes irrational...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi David,You correctly identified your problem when you wrote: "I cannot get over my fear of HIV infection." The key word there is "fear" not HIV. Why were you so freaked out about HIV as a nine-year-old? I can only guess because of Read more »

Hiv infection? Magnet couple stress and fear (MAGNETIC COUPLE SEXUAL RISK 2008)

I am negative at the moment and my boyfreind is HIV positive. he is an HIV educator actually. ... Read more »
Articles
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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Might Be Concealing Lower Estimates of HIV Infections for Fear of Political Fallout, Expert Says

China might be concealing new estimates for the number of HIV-positive people in the country because they are lower than previously publicized figures and could erode the country's credibility, a U.S. expert on China said on Tuesday at a briefing... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...women who lack prenatal care or who are not offered voluntary HIV counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV infections each year can be attributed to the lack of timely HIV testing and treatment of pregnant women. ... Read more »
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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 »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...whole host of reasons. Have you always, always, always been completely 100% safe? Think of it this way Ricky: half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. are in young adults aged 13-24. Young people who think they are in love (and not really at... Read more »