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Hypochondria And Hiv

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major hypochondria last question i promise!

hi dr bob..we already know im a hypochondriac. however i have one last question that i would love for you to answer. the whole being pricked thing really bothers me. well my worst fear of course keeps happening. i was at work and pricked myself on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...completely unwarranted fears of being HIV infected. It's the only way to prevent your "worst fears" from happening over and over. Hypochondria and irrational fears are both common and treatable conditions. I certainly don't think you are crazy.... Read more »

Oral sex risk

Dear Dr Franscino.First I would like to say you are doing an amazing job here. Anyways, I was on... Read more »

Please Help - Almost a year of constant Paranoia

Hello.I am a female who had brief unprotected vaginal sex with a male almost three years ago. A... Read more »
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I think I'm truly insane...

Posted by MelBell, 4 Replies
...days after "the incident." Everything came back negative. However, I know it takes longer than that for a positive result on an HIV test. So, now I am 110% convivced I am HIV positive. My family thinks I'm absolutley insane. I spend my days... Read more »

Cyberchondria/Hypochondria Support

Posted by Cheeks, 1 Reply
...Hi all, hope you don't mind me posting here. I have set up an new support website for people who are suffering from hypochondria and cyberchondria ie those who are overly obsessed by symptoms of disease when really their chances of having it... Read more »

Cyberchondria - I know I'm guilty of this!

Posted by briannan, 1 Reply
...Internet Makes Hypochondria Worse Cyberchondria By R. Morgan Griffin WebMD Feature Thanks to the Internet, becoming a hypochondriac is much easier Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...cold chills, and muscle aches. No fever, though. THIS was when the madness began -- I started going on the Internet, and my HIV-hypochondria/obsession started getting out of control. I've seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me... Read more »