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Hiv Test Anxiety

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HIV test anxiety

Hello,I am a 24 year old gay male who was last tested(negative) 2 years ago. I am alsoobsessive-compulsive and my main fears revolve aroundHIV/AIDS. In the past two years, I have been unableto do anything more with any boyfriends than...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Beside Myself in Boston,It seems to me the only real thing you have to worry about is "AND I'M NOT EVEN HAVING SEX."I'm glad you are in therapy at Boston's Fenway Community Health Center. I'd like you to take a... Read more »

Repeated HIV testing and anxiety "for GOD sack plz help me"

respected sir robert james.its about 8 and half months ago i had an unprocted vaginal sex with a... Read more »

Risk during getting tested? "hiv in air, anxiety killing me pls help"

my problem is that i was having my hiv test in a lab, the physician used new syringe and cotton to... Read more »
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(HIV) Testing Anxiety

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Depression, Anxiety Affect Cognitive Skills of Middle-Aged Women With HIV

This article was reported by PsychCentral . PsychCentral reported on a study of cognitive function in menopausal women with HIV. Pauline M. Maki, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues reviewed data on 708 HIV-infected and... Read more »
TheBody.com

Please Don't Leave Me Because I Need You: An HIV Take on Separation Anxiety

Dave R. This article originally appeared onPositiveLite.com, Canada's Online HIV Magazine . Pacey: "It wasn't supposed to end like that. We're not supposed to end like that. Right?" (Remember Dawson's Creek ?) My last article was about... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
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Hiv symptom or Anxiety? Hiv test this friday, scared! HELP!?

Posted by jessicajane, 1 Reply
So I'm a 24 heterosexual female and I have has risky sexual encounters. My last boyfriend I had got tested for hiv and he was negative. However my current boyfriend has not had an hiv test and I don't know his current status. We have been in a... Read more »

Anxiety and HIV testing

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
I have been in a total crazy stressed out state in a situation where i drank too much and blacked out for 2 hours that was 2 mths ago I thought and knew i had this disease when in fact i dont was tested today using Trinty Uni-gold Third generation... Read more »

AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »

Anxiety over test tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi All-

I have been obsessing over HIV for about 6 months now and I finally scheduled a test for tomorrow. I have been careless and not always practiced safe sex.

Although I always used the "pull-out" method and I never swallowed semen either(does... Read more »