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Nervousness About Hiv Testing

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HIV Testing 101

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Prenatal Testing and Nervous

I just found out I am pregnant which I know will probably require an HIV test. As a little background, I am now 27 and happily married. Around the time I was 20, and in college, I had an "oops" (no condom) moment with a fraternity guy. Within a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...over nothing? Most likely yes. However, since you did "oops," you also put yourself at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. I'm amazed that you're still worrying about it a full seven years after "oopsing." When it comes to HIV/AIDS,... Read more »

i've got testing jitters

A few months ago, I visited the hospital emergency for extreme pelvic pain. The cause of this pain was never discovered and with two weeks of antibiotics the pain eventually went away. I was checked for venereal diseases at the hospital; the tests...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infected? If you took antibiotics and the pelvic pain went away, maybe it was attributable to something else. It's normal to be nervous about HIV testing, but make sure you take into consideration your ACTUAL risk for infection.RMK Read more »

nervous and dont know

I had my 1st experience...a top. From that experience I caught Gonnarhea. I am now very very nervous about HIV. The other guy doesnt know his status but just got tested, I am going to have a DNA test tomorrow to speed things up..I'm so nervous I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...why!As it turns out, some STDs are more easily contracted than others. Gonorrhea, for instance, is much easier to acquire than HIV. However, since you did place yourself at risk, HIV is still a possibility and testing is warranted. The estimated... Read more »

Could I be HIV Negative ?

I had unprotected sex about three years ago while in a very short lived heterosexual relationship. I have not had any sexual relationships since, or hiv symptoms, but have been nervous about my past. I recently tested positive via the Western...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Western Blot tests should never be used for initial screening of HIV! The physician who ordered this test did not do you any favors! Yep, false-positive Western Blots can occur and are not all that Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

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Connect With Others do you get mentally prepped?

Posted by sugarplum, 5 Replies
...I am a mid-20's female who is very nervous about getting tested for HIV. I know I need to get tested and I even have the lab paperwork...I have just avoided actually going to get the bloodwork done. Read more »

very nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ago my first time i was just experimenting and I threw up afterwards I was checked out and no std but im worried about getting hiv im rreally scared, he said he was tested 4 months ago and came back negative Read more »

Has anyone taken a rapid test before!!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi, I am taking my first rapid HIV test tomorrow. I am a nervous wreck. I know it is better to only have to wait 20 min for your results, instead of 2 weeks, but Read more »

I'm very nervous

Posted by whyme, 2 Replies
...Starting my fith week since my nutty night. Had a sore throat for three weeks its gone now. I read where that is a symptom of HIV infection. I hope all the info about oral is correct but I am nervous. Read more »