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Posted by grcboy28, 2 RepliesMy 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesFor 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 Repliesi 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 »
Posted by kbuddy77, 2 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIt would seem that the fear of HIV could be considered a major life stress and thus be a trigger for panic disorders.
Amazing how similar so many symptoms are to what people experience here.
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello 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 »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillThere 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 »
University of Miami School of MedicineIt 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 »
University of Miami School of MedicineZoloft is an excellent treatment for panic attacks. You may need a dose adjustment to get a more effective response. Zoloft is used in doses of 50 - 200 mg/day. For panic attacks, doses in the range of 50 - 100 mg/day are often sufficient. Consult a... Read more »
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