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Ocd And Fear About Contaminated Needles In The Lab

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good
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Dr. Bob, I recently freaked out that I had HIV and basically put my life on hold for 6 months until I tested out negative past 6 months. (7 months to be exact.) I took two conventional HIV blood tests and both were negative, thankfully!!! However,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the help of a psychiatrist to help you confront and conquer your totally irrational fears. Psychotherapy (counseling) and anti-anxiety medications can be extremely helpful.Good luck.Dr. Bobfear for over one year May 1, 2010I am living under fear... Read more »

need some comfort.

Hello, I've read through a lot of your posts and they have been very informative. I apologize for the redundancy but I wanted to know if there were any documented cases of HIV exposure for someone who has not been sexually active nor does any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent. (See below.) I would advise you seek treatment for your OCD/GAD/HIV-phobia. Counseling (psychotherapy) and anti-anxiety medications can be very helpful.Good luck.Dr. BobRE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010) May 10,... Read more »

I have OCD and my HIV fear is getting bad

So I go through about 2-3 panic attacks every day about possible HIV exposure. The most recent one is one that I have been dwelling on for the past few hours. This is what happened. I got back from the bar with my friends and just decided to go to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey OCD College Stud (short for student!),Fears that result in two to three panic attacks per day mean your OCD is OOC (out of control)! Read more »

Risk of HIV transmission to my 5 year old daughter? Please answer if you have time

Dear Dr BobFirstly apologies for contacting you again - I promise that I will donate and take heed of your valued advice. I am the lady with OCD with 'deep seated fears' from a traumatic experience as a child in Africa. I will be taking your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Welcome back to the forum. Your suspicions that you are worrying over nothing are right on target. Once again, it's your OCD, not HIV, that's at issue. The HIV transmission risk via a hamster bite is nonexistent. HIV testing is certainly not... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...concentrations or amounts in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, and tears. To obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies have required the use of artificially high concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...pill, liquid, inhaled, or injected form, and it must be fit for mass production. The next step for a potential new drug is laboratory testing in animals to see how the drug is processed in a living being. One of the major reasons for animal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...The benefits of PEP for non-occupational exposure have not been proven. This use of PEP is controversial because some people fear it will encourage unsafe behaviors. PEP is a four-week program of two or three ARVs, several times a day. The... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...might of used a contaminated needle or a needle that was used on someone else before me. Can someone please help me out with my FEAR of a contaminated needle being used on me. After that the regular nurse put the needle in my vein when I went to... Read more »

Help for the Worried Warts

Posted by JonCage, 2 Replies
...Many people after receiving their conclusive results continue to show symptoms of anxiety and depression. You need to understand that you are not alone. You are not the only ones, questioning your tests and questioning Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...somehow poked through the side of the cap. It poked my thumb enough to make it bleed and I immediately rinsed it off. Should I fear that I was infected? What are the odds? Also, I think I'm just a little more paranoid because lately I have... Read more »

Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and Read more »