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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 »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why are people SO scared of HIV? Soooooo scared that they get sick for weeks, months, even years suffering stress&anxiety symptoms??? HIV fear does not relate with any other thing in this life; HIV practically means.... death. People are afraid... Read more »

HIV fear

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi. I am rusty. Since 2004 to 2006, I was going into massage parlors and having protected sex with different Asian woman almost everyday during the summer. I remember having rashes on my lower back of my leg and a cough that went on and on. I... Read more »

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 »

Dont let HIV Fear Steal the Day

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It goes without saying that it is easier said than done to be ever vigilent in letting the fears of tommorow ruin today but it is the only thing that makes sense intellectually that isnt some hollow platitude falling on deaf ears.

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Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum) from

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Latex gloves are recommended as a universal precaution where there is a potential risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. Performing oral rapid HIV tests in the method you describe is not considered a risk for... Read more »

Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sir,This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his... Read more »

Hiv fear and phobia (plz give me rply doc.)

Hii Doc.I m a student,i never doing sex with anyone but last one year i am behaving like a whimsy (washing hand several time in a day etc)bcoz i m very scared about hiv disease plz doc. help me what can i do to overcome to the hiv fear ....And i...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereIt sounds like you have some irrational fears about HIV transmission and I would suggest that you speak to a medical professional to get yourself help to overcome these concerns so that you can live a happy life. There is no risk of... Read more »

anxiety disorder caused by hiv fear?

I was wondering if you knew how common it is to doubt the accuracy of the hiv tests. After a low risk exposure I became convinced that I had hiv. I have tested negative after a year and also tested negative on a dna pcr test. For some reason I...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Unfortunately fears of having contracted HIV from a low risk sexual experience is one way that many people manifest guilt about a sexual experience that they do not feel good about. Part of how this manifests itself is by not believing the negative... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Global Fund Approves Disease Payouts Amid Fears for Africa

In its 10th funding round, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria on Wednesday approved $1.7 billion for 79 new grants over two years. Since its 2002 launch, the Global Fund has provided $21.7 billion in 150 countries. "This funding will... Read more »
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Motherhood and HIV -- the Laughter, the Fears and the Hopes of HIV-Positive Moms

One of the most common questions that many women living with HIV have is whether they will be able to have healthy children. With the help of modern medicine, we know that the answer is a resounding "YES!" Of course, all the challenges after ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Officials Fear High American Indian STD Rates Leave Door Open for HIV

High STD rates among South Dakota's American Indian population have health administrators worried about the potential for a large HIV outbreak should the virus be introduced into certain behavioral groups. "All it takes is introducing someone with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

America's Door Remains Shut to Foreigners With HIV; Critics Say Politics, "Remnant of Fear" Keep 19-Year-Old Ban Alive

The US Immigration and Naturalization Act denies visas to anyone with "a communicable disease of public health significance," and in 1987, Congress added HIV infection to that list of diseases. The prohibition remains in place today. While officials... Read more »