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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Hopes And Fears About Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... Read more »

pregnant, worried, scared , hope you can answer, please help

hi i wrote last week but not sure if it wentok. i do know thou you cant answer everyone. I am so... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Thank you very much for your earlier response! You have such a warm touch - bless your... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most in U.S. Hopeful About Development of HIV Vaccine, But Many Fear Participation in Trials, Study Shows

... Although most U.S. adults are confident that an HIV vaccine will be found and that a vaccine is the most effective way to combat HIV/AIDS, most adults also would be reluctant to Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Experts Discuss Hopes and Fears for the Future of Vaccine Development the Bible. Nonetheless, as low as things got for HIV vaccine advocates when the STEP trial failed, many did not give up hope. Those stalwart defenders no doubt felt a sense of victory -- and relief -- when results of the RV144 "Thai" trial ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears for HIV Motherhood Hopes

...A small study presents more evidence that HIV-positive women find it far more difficult to conceive, but it offers brighter news to HIV-positive men who want to father a child. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO's Idea for Universal HIV Testing Raises Hopes, Fears

...and Malawi. [The study was published in The Lancet; a summary appeared in Thursday's PNU.] Experts greeted the findings with hope but raised several cautionary issues. "We have to look carefully at how people are being tested, by whom, if they... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch it just from being in Read more »

I'm scared to be near my best friend hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am hoping some real life stories will help me with my fears. My longtime friend told me he is hiv + and now I'm afraid to be near him. I have read that casual contact is not a risk so I suck up my fears and pretend everything is the same when I Read more »

Fear of HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...think prevailing attitudes or laws help much. I have seen so many people post the same questions as me, express the same sorts of fears as I did. I still have problems dealing with my lying and infidelity, but there is no way I could tell my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just had high risk exposure 3 weeks ago. The past week I have experienced itchiness and iritation all over my body particularly my scalp, a light rash on my chest of small red spots, and a cold. I know these could be symptoms and i am going to... Read more »