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Runny Nose After Drinking After Someone Worried I Have HIV

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Worth the worry?

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for all of the great work that you do here -- it's a really informative and helpful resource.I'm a 23yo gay male. At the end of 2010, I went out with friends, got very drunk, and met a guy at a club. He had the honesty and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anti-anxiety, antidepressant medications may help you get through the window period.Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending my good-luck karma... Read more »

third time a charm?

Hi Dr. Bob,This is my third time asking this question. I am hoping that the reason you haven't... Read more »

Likelyhood of getting HIV after protected sex with a hooker--so stressed and scared

Dear Dr.,This forum is amazing. My fears and anxiety are starting to consume me so I figured I'd... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

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Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
...teeth ,and the blood might have entered the cut when my teeth came in contact with it. I dont know if this is something to worry about.I mean i am in singapore ,i dont think these people do injection drugs,they just smoke and fight and drink... Read more »

familiar story

Posted by confused6, 1 Reply
...remembering/knowing anything that happened from the previous night. About 10 days later I started getting sick--night sweats/cough/runny nose/sneezing/ for about 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and told her the whole story and she said that since... Read more »

I spent so much time worrying

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...For the past five years, I have spent many minutes and hours worrying that I carried the HIV virus. I wasn't aware that any of the partners I had were infected, but I was still worried because Read more »

Worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...before, but he never came inside me. He also has a past history with HIV(maybe) about 7 years ago he had a daughter that died from AIDS. The mother was positive and accused him of giving it to her. He told me that she was sleeping around while... Read more »