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Getting Fingered Scared I Have AIDS

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Fear about HIV & AIDS

Dear Mr. Robert,Good day to you!!!Allow me to be the first to congratulate you on your services.I had unprotected sex in the year of 2004 with prostitute, after one year I had tested for HIV and Hepatitis status, both tests are came back to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your last potential HIV exposure, you are HIV negative! There are many potential causes for feeling fatigued, including anxiety/fear of HIV! Thanks for your interest in making a tax-deductible donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

I have OCD and my HIV fear is getting bad

So I go through about 2-3 panic attacks every day about possible HIV exposure. The most recent one... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Thank you very much for your earlier response! You have such a warm touch - bless your... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Dental Clinic Specializes in HIV/AIDS Patients, Cuts Out Fear of Seeing Dentist

...of the dental clinic. They feel ashamed because they know their teeth are not in good shape. We work with them to put those fears at bay. The dental clinic takes precautions to ensure the patients immune systems are strong enough to tolerate the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Trials Win Mixed Reception as Nigeria Fears Epidemic ministry figures. But in a country of more than 120 million, that represents 3.47 million sick people, and health experts fear that once the epidemic becomes generalized beyond high risk groups the crisis could explode to become Africa's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Papua New Guinea: Fears Gas Project Will Fuel AIDS Epidemic

... AIDS advocates in Papua New Guinea fear a planned multibillion-dollar gas project could spark new HIV infections over the next decade. The Exxon-Mobil venture, which Read more »
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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...was picking up one of these "other" strains.. i have been fairly sexually active in the years since the encounter and I also fear that if I have spread this other people out there won't know.. and won't be able to test.. guys I really need some... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the high counts reveal a Viral infection so now I fear I am late converting and the count is high as my body fights back. I am scared to death to test again. I feel I have it now forsure and have panic attacks. I don't know what I am looking for... Read more »

In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...The New York Times, June 15, 2001, Page B1 The Big City: In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS By JOHN TIERNEY IN July of 1988, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the estimated number of cases Read more »

scared sick or HIV?

Posted by QQQ, 2 Replies
...time. I am often light headed. My last HIV test was just early this week (5.5 months)and it was negative. What has me so scared is this seems like a classic HIV pattern....First a large, unexplained weight loss, with white coating on tounge... Read more »