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Hiv Phobia

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HIV Phobia

Dear Dr,I appreciate if you have the time to answer my questions.I am a 23 year old gay male who has had somewhat of an 'obession' with HIV. Ever since coming out, after any sexual encounter i would stress myself completely about my risk of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fears are persistent, consider seeing a psychiatrist (M.D.) to help you cope with as well as confront and hopefully conquer your HIV phobia.Good luck. Remember, your problem is fear, not HIV, OK?Dr. Bob Read more »

Facing Hiv Phobia

...weeks counting from now on?I started to develop this HIV phobia in January 2008 which persists... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Dental Clinic Specializes in HIV/AIDS Patients, Cuts Out Fear of Seeing Dentist

... Last fall, the nonprofit group Housing Works opened a full-service health clinic in Brooklyn exclusively for women with HIV/AIDS. A dental clinic housed in the facility, located at 57 Willoughby St., also accepts male patients. Many of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vacuum Feared at Top of DC HIV/AIDS Agency

... The HIV/AIDS agency for Washington, D.C., may be without a permanent director through fall and perhaps early 2011, said observers reacting Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi: Health Activists Fear Impact of HIV/AIDS Funding Cut

...million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Malawi's proposal for 2011-16 focused on scaling up mother-to-child HIV prevention and male circumcision programs. The country planned to ensure lifelong antiretroviral treatment for... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Experts Discuss Hopes and Fears for the Future of Vaccine Development

...editorial director of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Before AIDS 2010 had even officially begun, some of the luminaries in the HIV/AIDS vaccine field gathered to talk about how bright and bubbly the future looks for vaccine development. All... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I'd been free from HIV phobia for around 2 months; today I was walking through a street where a heroin detox center is located, I had sandals on and I tripped Read more »

Was concerned now concerned again

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had an EIA (blood draw) @ 156 days (22 weeks) and @ 212 days (30 weeks) both negative. Had eye surgery on friday. doc said today I have swelling in my eye and it could be a bacterial infection. Gave me Minocycline and i am also using the drops I was... Read more »

Here we go again

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I'll admit I've developed some kind of HIV phobia after several situations that were not too risky. Since then I've tested over 10 times for the stupidest situations, believe...swallowed a little but it was a small amount. I trust him and I did... Read more »