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Hiv Paranoia Touching Homeless

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Paranoia? (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Dear Doctor,I must admit that recently I have been having thoughts bordering on paranoia. You see, it started a few months back when I started to develop an irrational fear of contracting HIV. Every scenario seems to be a potential threat....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Don,"I must admit that recently I have been having thoughts bordering on paranoia." Don, I absolutely agree, except I'd leave off the "bordering on!" Your anxiety is based on urban legend and irrational fears. However,... Read more »

Is this a real risk or extreme paranoia? Worried about homeless man...Get PEP?

Hi doc,I live in NYC and I was coming home from school. There was a homeless looking man in the... Read more »

Pregnancy Paranoia-PLEASE HELP MOM-TO-BE

Hi Dr. Robert,Thank you for taking the time and reading my question. You are an idol to so many.I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Ministers to Create Center for Homeless HIV/AIDS Patients

Phil Polson and Paul Ciucci say they are on a mission from God. They hope to take possession of the former Cabot Point assisted living facility in Bradenton, Fla., and convert it, by the first of the year, into transitional housing for 78 of the... Read more »
TheBody.com

Angelikah Demonikah Goes From Homeless Youth to Unlikely HIV Activist

Driven from her mother's home due to family conflicts, Angelikah Demonikah lived on the streets, where she developed a drug and alcohol addiction. She received her HIV diagnosis at only 23 years old, after she got out of rehab and was beginning a... Read more »
Housing Works

Video: Beyond Homelessness

Last week, Sonja Tyler was one of three Housing Works clients to travel to New Orleans for an international AIDS research and advocacy conference . Ten years ago, Tyler was working for New York City as a welfare fraud investigator. She'd never... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Ending Homelessness to End AIDS

James, a 61-year-old former skydiver, was on a six-year journey bouncing from one health crisis to the next. For three years he lived in a tent in the woods, his belongings constantly stolen or destroyed. He had been out of medical care for over a... Read more »
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paranoia or reality?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About a year ago on my 18th B-Day I went to a massage parlor and had sex with one of the woman there. I used a condom. I have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and depression. During the one year I have lost 40 lbs. and I remember my friend... Read more »

I know this sounds like paranoia

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
First of all, sorry for the long Post. This is going to sound a little odd butt nonetheless, it is causing me a lot of concern. I'll start by telling you the scenario.

I pulled into a secluded rest area on the way to work, and noticed another car... Read more »

HIV Paranoia

Posted by dsm1981, 2 Replies
Hi All,

I'm still in the closet, so unfortunately most of my sexual enoutners have been through hook up sites such as manhunt. I've only done oral sex with other men. I do not hook up on a general basis, and if I do hook up, I mostly have chatted... Read more »

HIV/STD or paranoia?

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
Hey guys. Good to be here.

OK.. about 8 months ago (May) I had my first "sexual" encounter. A girl I know gave me usafe oral, my first bj. I didnt cum or anything and I don't remember any blood or pus etc getting on my penis.

Well after the the event... Read more »