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Headache After Touching Blood Worried I Have HIV

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Should my son be worried?

Hello Dr Benjamin and Joseph! I'm from France but I hope you'll understand my son's problem...I salute you and appreciate the answers you give people in trouble, depression, or anxiety. I have a question for you that gives me headaches for several...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Sorry to hear how upset your son is.He should not worry, he would not be at risk for HIV from this scenario. HIV does not survive on surfaces for long, since he was not in contact with blood (no visible blood in the Read more »

Should my son be worried?

Hello Dr Robert! I'm from France but I hope you'll understand my son's problem...I salute you and... Read more »

Worried sick of possible HIV infection

I am new to this site but have found great info. here. I have searched archives and found some... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...medical literature, including (1) a postal worker in New York who refused to deliver mail to a public health clinic caring for HIV/AIDS patients, because he feared acquiring the disease from their letters and (2) a dude in the UK who routinely... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your... Read more »
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I am scared - newly diagnosed

Posted by NiceGuyNYC, 4 Replies
...negative and still do. I am in the seroconversion phase. My positive test result was found through a very specific test called HIV B DNA. This test was suggested when I was experiencing a high fever, headache, and fatigue. The day after I found... Read more »

Kindly your advise is urgently requested !!!!

Posted by tooney, 1 Reply
...it to read my message and advise me, My story started on 22 September 09, when I slept with a girl, which I already do two HIV tests for her(Serologi): Eliza (0.6) and HIV spot (ONCOPROBE) and they are both negative. The girl looks very fine,... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could this happen ??

Posted by whatthe, 1 Reply
...uggliest cold sores. Huge! Quarter size. More than 1 spot each time. Now this has me wondering. Could I have also contracted HIV? It is 8 weeks since this happened. About 3-4 weeks after this incident occured, I ended up getting really sick. It... Read more »

Worried, need some advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Wyoming, where our *Reported* cases are very low (although I know a lot of people who have it have never been tested) but I'm still worried and I can't get it out of my mind. I don't want to do a test until three months (which is another seven... Read more »