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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...it's pretty much guaranteed that other people have worried about the same thing. In fact, TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forum on safe sex and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't...
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Ongoing fear

I look forward to seeing my hiv+ friend when I return from months of working away from home and it gives us a chance to spend a few months together. We are ex partners and our sexual relationship finished years before he tested positive, although...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobTHANK YOU...you opended my mind (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT) Oct 23, 2007I wrote to you about 3 to four days ago about my fear of contracting hiv by casual contact with my father. Well, I just want to thank you for making me see how... Read more »

Why is HIV testing not compulsory?

Good Morning Dr Bob,My 3 months' waiting period is up and whilst I'm still working on getting my courage together for getting tested after several risky encounters with my Ex (thank goodness he's an ex now!!),I have been thinking much about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...everyone being virally enhanced yourself with no one going out of their way to help you with your worries and fears. Maybe I have a fear of dying over all? because I'm 26 and relatively healthy I just wish I could bury my mum and live to middle... Read more »

HIV, allergies and other possible indicators of infection

Hi Dr. Bob,I apologise if this is in the wrong forum but because of the different aspects in the question I didn't know which one to put it in. My question is related to the likelyhood of me contracting HIV (I'm really trying to get things straight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...help.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Your problem is psychological (psychiatric), not virological! HIV is not your problem; fear of HIV is.Responding to your specific questions:1. If you had untreated HIV disease, the chances you would be... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobTHANK YOU...you opended my mind (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT) Oct 23, 2007I wrote to you about 3 to four days ago about my fear of contracting hiv by casual contact with my father. Well, I just want to thank you for making me see how... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...with your blood, you can remind them to put gloves on. Social Contacts Dating can be very threatening for people with HIV. Fear of rejection keeps many people from talking about their HIV status. Remember, every situation is different and you... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV/AIDS

...sadness. Because here you are going through all that you're going through, and then you're actually feeling physically the kind of fear and emotional response of the person, or the group of people. I've spoken around the country, with my book,... Read more »
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What Do You Think Is the Best Way to Fight HIV/AIDS Stigma?

...it public information, and letting people know that HIV exists, and letting people know that they have it, rather than being afraid of sharing that information. Because it's so frequent nowadays that it should be something that is expressed... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help me please, please don't think of thsi as a hoax, it is a truly genuin fear of mine. Anyone, please give me some advise! What happened was this. It happened over 10 months ago in a public... Read more »

scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...would that be irrational? I really can't tell anymore. Has anyone on here ever had swollen nodes for an extended period? I'm so afraid that it's something serious. I keep thinking of my young son. My doc suggested mono, but I had that as a... Read more »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why are people SO scared of HIV? Soooooo scared that they get sick for weeks, months, even years suffering stress&anxiety symptoms??? HIV fear does Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the high counts reveal a Viral infection so now I fear I am late converting and the count is high as my body fights back. I am scared to death to test again. I feel I have it now forsure and have panic attacks. I don't know what I am looking for... Read more »