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Irrational Fear Of Hiv

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Irrational fear of HIV 2010

Dr. Bob,is it possible for irrational fear of HIV to go away without the help a psychiatrist? I know I don't have HIV (been tested way too many times) and I'm still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dan,It's possible, but unlikely. You've been tested "way too many times," and you've "stopped having any sexual contacts (even kissing)"!!! If those aren't indications that your irrational fears are severe... Read more »

Irration fear of HIV transmission. A bandaid covered cut and a door knob at STD clinic.

Dear Dr Frascino,I will begin by stating that I am perfectly aware that I am hypochondriac and that... Read more »

irrational fear RE: HIV?

Dear Dr.Frascinoi managed to worry myself sick in March of 2008 with fear of HIV, when i finally... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines How Mining Industry in Mozambique Increasing Fears of HIV

IRIN ¬†examines how "[e]very mining boom brings the fear of a rising HIV infection rate, particularly in a country like Mozambique, where the estimated prevalence is already 11.3 percent." The news service looks at how the promise of a large coal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

Advances in antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have made it possible for more HIV-positive parents to have children. But few studies have examined transmission fears that might remain for these families and how they... Read more »

Motherhood and HIV -- the Laughter, the Fears and the Hopes of HIV-Positive Moms

One of the most common questions that many women living with HIV have is whether they will be able to have healthy children. With the help of modern medicine, we know that the answer is a resounding "YES!" Of course, all the challenges after ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota: Rise in Syphilis Sparks Fears of Rise in HIV

An outbreak of syphilis in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., gay community is sparking fears that it will soon be followed by an increase in HIV and other STDs, state health officials said last week. Similar outbreaks in Los Angeles, San Francisco... Read more »
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irrational fear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
about 2 weeks ago, I was given a handjob by a strenger in a public toilet. It was mutual mastubation only.
Actually, as far as I know, HIV is not transmitted thisway. But i still fear. I'm worried. I need friends to talk to. What should I do? ... Read more »

is my fear irrational?

Posted by Jackson8811, 2 Replies
I have a question as i wish i could put this issue to rest more on than anything. It is very hard while i still feel under the weather and runned into the ground. I tested negative on RNA and DUO tests at 4 and 10.5 weeks as well as an INSTI POC... Read more »

How to put irrational fears to rest?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a negative test outside the window, but started worrying since I started feeling sick after a couple weeks afterwards and started having these thoughts

1) The worker at the health department infected me when she took my blood
2) The lancets in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Hi all, hope you're doing well.

I am awaiting the results of a conclusive test. The funny thing is, everyone tells me my FIRST test was conclusive, but I felt the need to have another. Thus, I think I have some irrational fears related to HIV. It... Read more »