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Hiv Panic

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HIV + Panic Disorder = Terror

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
My situation keeps going from bad to worse, here's my story:

I suffer from panic disorder and anxiety issues with a history of hypochondriasis, HIVphobia and OCD. Not currently on meds.

For the first time in my life I had unprotected vaginal... Read more »

Falling back into that HIV panic

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For a while I felt OK. I got negative antibody results at 6 weeks (POST PEP). For those who don't know, PEP stands for Post Exposure Prophlaxis. I had unprotected hetero sex with a prostitute (I was drunk, I might add, and stupid and angry at my... Read more »

very high risk, boyfriend hiv+, am in a panic

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i live in italy. i met him last april and fell in love with him immediatelly. i knew there was something going on. in june i found out thru a common friend he had had hepatitis b. I asked him several times if he might be hiv+ he answerd no. in june... Read more »

Please read if your in a panic about HIV

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
I took have gone thru a living hell worring about weather or not i had HIV I read too much online and started diagnosing my body everyday looking for signs ex.Hiv has flooed my brain that was all i could think about. With todays technologys hiv... Read more »

I cannot tell if my symptoms are HIV or mini panic attacks.?

Posted by TML1991, 1 Reply
I received unprotected anal for 5 minutes on Thursday. I got a fever later night. Had nothing between Saturday and Monday. Now feel uneasy, again. I cannot tell if the possible HIV making me feel warm (doesn't show up as fever) or anxiety. It's all... Read more »
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HIV panic after fingering a paid worker and kissing

Hello,I hope you can help me with this. I am feeling really horrible this morning.Last night I was out and behaved very stupid. I was with a paid worker and put my finger into her vagina, she then put that finger in her mouth. We kissed (also...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Your risk of transmission was ZERO.In health,Richard... Read more »


I recently found out that a past sexual partner of mine recently tested HIV+. During these sexual encounters, I was on the receiving end which is the more dangerous side as far as contracting HIV is concerned. We haven't had sex in 2.5-3 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello FREAKING OUT,Bouts of thrush following antibiotic use are quite common. I agree with your doctor. This does not suggest you are immunocompromised. If you had unprotected sex, you have placed yourself at some degree of risk for STDs, including... Read more »

Panic about HIV disclosure

Dear Mr David Wohl,I have an inquiry regarding the HIV transmission and the use of post-exposure prophylaxis for the case as follows:Yesterday, when I was riding a motorbike on street, there was an impolite guy who suddenly spit on the street....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way I can imagine that this spit could infect you with HIV. I would not recommend PEP and I would advise an HIV test only to reassure you you are not positive. Feel free to test now and in a month and then forget this incident.... Read more »

anxiety or panic disorder and hiv / aids

I have deleloped a fear of taking meds due to panic attacks and overal anxiety, been doing better but will be starting a new regime in january even the meds i have taken before i'm afraid to take sometimes i feel like i can't breath but...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It sounds like you are experiencing panic attacks, which can be effectively treated. The problem is not the regimen that you are taking, but the panic attacks themselves, which can occur spontaneously and without any specific anxiety-provoking... Read more »

Why Did We Immediately Panic Over Ebola but Not HIV?

Josh Kruger Now that another virus, the Ebola virus, is in the American consciousness, news organizations nationwide have started to report on things those of us familiar with HIV and its history talk about often: scientific jargon surrounding... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Testing Positive: To Panic, or Not to Panic?

You will have a long and healthy life. So I'm having lunch with my ex at Mama Fu's Noodle House and that's the message on the sliver of paper crammed inside my fortune cookie. You will have a long and healthy life. After living with HIV for... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The Panic Over Sex Panic!

Last year a debate raged over barebacking, a current nickname for unprotected anal intercourse between gay men. Unfortunately, a debate engendered from genuine concern soon degenerated into the usual shrill, self-righteous posturing and censure that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rage, Panic in AIDS Fight

President Barack Obama is reneging on his commitment to make big increases in global AIDS spending, say activists, causing some to pine for his predecessor, George W. Bush. The Global Health Initiative, the Obama administration's $63 billion,... Read more »