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Hiv Test Anxiety

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Student Riddled with HIV Anxiety: Should I go for a HIV Test? (VISIONS AND FEARS OF BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE SLEEPING, 2010)

Respected Dr BobYou are God's gift to us who are riddled with HIV anxiety, and wish to have a peace of mind. I am yet another such person who desperately need your valuable advice.For the past 6 weeks, I have had 'visions' of being sexually...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexually assaulted while sleeping naked" and actually being sexually assaulted while sleeping naked are two very different things! HIV testing is not warranted; however, counseling (psychotherapy) definitely is!You are not alone in having such... Read more »

HIV test anxiety

Hello,I am a 24 year old gay male who was last tested(negative) 2 years ago. I am... Read more »

anxiety over HIV test

I am a heterosexual male and had unprotected sex. I have had severe fatigue for the last month and... Read more »
Articles
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(HIV) Testing Anxiety

... Instead of the waiting room of a health clinic, this time I sat at my cubicle desk concerned about the results of my rapid HIV test. Back then, I was an intern at a HIV/AIDS awareness magazine and an editor, who was certified to perform the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Fear Hampers HIV Testing, Treatment in Sierra Leone

...in the country, according to PlusNews . Although all district hospitals and multiple sites in the capital, Freetown, provide HIV tests at no cost, the "concept of voluntarily discovering one's HIV status is largely alien," and most people are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Congo: Fearing Rejection, Pregnant Women Avoid HIV Tests

...Pregnant women in the Republic of Congo are often hesitant to be tested for HIV because of the stigma associated with AIDS and the fear of being rejected by their husbands and families, experts say. "The women are threatened by their husbands,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Call for Wider HIV Testing Gets Mixed Reception in Region: Critics Fear Government Intrusion Into Privacy

... In Washington's Inland Northwest, health experts, AIDS advocates and residents mostly praised CDC's revised HIV testing recommendations. Released Sept. 21, the recommendations urge that HIV testing be routinely offered to any person ages 13-64 Read more »
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hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

syntoms question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had sex with a woman that i met the same night, this happens about 4 months ago, i did not get any flu sysntoms or swelling nodes, but i started to get this random burning feeling in my skin and kinda needle type feeling in my lips and other part... Read more »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative. Tested for HIV @ 28 days DUO AgAb and again @ 87 days with a rapid bloodtest Ab, beleive it was Abbott Determine, both HIV tests come back as Negative. So far so good. HIV tests were done with Dr fully registered with the GMC and... Read more »