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Hypochondria And Hiv

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Severe Hypochondria on HIV/aids and ashamed of past mistake

Hi. I found this website really helpful and i want more help.Recently i am suffering from severe Hiv hypochondria. The country i am living in has very HIV prevalence rate and all the migrants have to go through HIV test to ensure their fitness. 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree your problem is "severe HIV hypochondria" and not HIV itself! Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely low, considering your experience was just two young (and presumably HIV-negative) teenagers experimenting and satisfying... Read more »

Is there a chance?? Or is it pure Hypochondria?

Dear Dr.I am a 20 year old female from Greece and as of January 2012 I have been having a sexual... Read more »
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HIV Hypochondria "Am I going crazy or am I really getting sick?"

I tested HIV-positive one year ago. My problem is that I feel very tired and stressed out and I think every minute, "O.K. this is it, I now have AIDS!" I go to the doctor all the time and the appointments always end in the same way. This is how... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV-Positive Visual Artist Andrew McPhail

What moves you to create art? A lot of the time it seems like tragic things inspire my art -- much of my work is about coming to terms with those things that are awful or damaging in life. I think that expressing the overwhelming stuff helps... Read more »

HIV Expert Answers Common HIV Questions in New Book

Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. , is not only a widely respected HIV clinician and researcher: He's also an online HIV expert, spending some of his free time answering questions about the virus. He's been doing this since the early days of the Internet.... Read more »

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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 are... 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 than it used to be.

The easy availability of health information on the web has certainly helped... Read more »

To Confused, uhoh, and others

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have you come across any doctor that has wanted to put you on an antidepressant? I believe that you all (including me) are suffering from hypochondria. I found one woman that had EXACT symptoms that you are having and was diagnosed with... Read more »

Kaposis Sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous
Im a prone to hypochondria, so bare with me. I am a heterosexual who had unprotected sex (was very drunk and stupid) about 10 months ago with a female. I have a a bruise like blotch on my leg and arm in an area that really did not undergo any... Read more »