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Hiv Phobia

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one more person with extreme hiv phobia

Dear Dr. Bob:For about ten years, I carried extreme fear of hiv-aids in spite of several negative tests and low risk behavior. 6 years ago before becoming pregnant, I tested again--as usual, negative. My husband tested negative too. After 6 years,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello One More Person with Extreme HIV Phobia,"From what I've told you, there's no way I am infected, right?"RIGHT!Dr. Bob... Read more »

hiv anxiey,phobia,hypocondria etc.

Dr. Bob, I want to share my story of being affected by HIV for 12 years even though I am HIV... Read more »

Large nodes, lies, and AIDS Phobia. (HIV OMENS, 2011)

Hi Dr. Bob, I'm the guy with the unbroken condom and the harmonica hummer ("Risk from... Read more »

Please Don't Ask Me to Say I Love You: An HIV Take on Commitment Phobia

Dave R. This article originally appeared, Canada's Online HIV Magazine . If you're living with HIV, you've already been through stuff; that's a given. You may have seen friends or lovers dying, or being seriously ill and... Read more »

HIV News & Views: Therapeutic Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise; Probing an Anal Phobia; and More

HIV News & Views, Jan. 17, 2013 - January 17, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV Treatment & Health Issues HIV... Read more »

Probing My Anal Phobia

My fear of all things anal began when I was an early teen. My older brother David took great delight in bursting into our bathroom to startle me, especially if I was on the john. And, since I was a pubescent redhead, his sudden visits included a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines How Mining Industry in Mozambique Increasing Fears of HIV

IRIN ¬†examines how "[e]very mining boom brings the fear of a rising HIV infection rate, particularly in a country like Mozambique, where the estimated prevalence is already 11.3 percent." The news service looks at how the promise of a large coal... Read more »
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HIV phobia/risks

Posted by bangkok47, 2 Replies
Over the last two years I have evidently developed an hiv phobia, that and being somewhat ocd, especially regarding health.
I have educated myself regarding hiv, and could do a decent risk assessment for somebody else.

However, this doesn't seem to... Read more »

HIV phobia??

Posted by whocanfigure, 4 Replies
I think I just met my first HIV phobic physician. A few weeks ago I was referrend to an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist because I have had hearing loss and very loud ringing in my right ear for a year. The resident physician was very attentive and... Read more »

HIV from a handjob?

Posted by step2step, 1 Reply
I have a fear of getting HIV positive. In any situation (sexual), I have that strong fear. I know its not normal.

This week, two days ago, I visited a prostitute in Holland. Because I'm afraid of HIV, I have done only a handjob. I thought it was... Read more »