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I'm Scared I Might Have Hiv

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Kaposis Sarcoma - I'm scared to death; Do I have KS or HIV?

Hello Dr., I apologize for the long question, but things are starting to add up and scare me a bit here. I am a 28 year old heterosexual white male. I have a growing concern that I may have K.S., and therefore HIV. About 5 weeks ago I developed a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I appreciate your fear. Knowledge is power. As I'm sure your well aware, both HIV and KS are VERY treatable. I would urge you in the strongest of terms to get HIV-tested and probably to have one of your lesions Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur among Black and Latina women. As in a mere six-plus percentage points away from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Dental Clinic Specializes in HIV/AIDS Patients, Cuts Out Fear of Seeing Dentist

... Last fall, the nonprofit group Housing Works opened a full-service health clinic in Brooklyn exclusively for women with HIV/AIDS. A dental clinic housed in the facility, located at 57 Willoughby St., also accepts male patients. Many of the... Read more »
The Body

Fear and HIV Prevention Shouldn't Mix

...commissioner for the NYC DOHMH's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control told FishbowlNY , "Silence is no solution." The use of fear is not new when it comes to HIV prevention, and when looking at how far (or not far) we have come in the past... 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 »
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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 Read more »

Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
...I'm really scared that I might be HIV positive. I was sleeping with someone that was very promiscuous. We usually had low risk sexual activites, but a couple of Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fever, and was sick for 2 weeks, Dr also thought I had pneumonia (sp). Everything seemed okay, I never even concerned myself with HIV. (So ignorant of me). I have unprotected sex with a different girl of unknown status January 3, then 5 days... Read more »

Dont let HIV Fear Steal the Day

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anger and self pity, but it is important to manage these emotions with the good sense of knowing that we waste today if we let fear of tommorow overwhlem us. Cant afford to waste today , no matter what cause today I got up one side and down the... Read more »