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Scared I Stepped In Blood Barefoot

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Fear Blood in Eyes

Dr Bob,After suffering from an occupational blood exposure, which all turned out fine, I have developed an intense fear of blood flying into my face.This problem is particularly evident when I am in public and either speaking with a person who is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your fears of "flying blood" are totally irrational and completely unwarranted.Make sure you keep that appointment with the psychologist!Dr. Read more »

THANK YOU (Fresh blood- scared and worried)

Hey Doc, THANK YOU for replying to my message and thank you for making me feel better.Thank you for... Read more »

Fresh Blood - I am so scared and Worried

Hey DocThank you for all the work you do. I think it is amazing that you go out your way to help... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fear of Knowing AIDS Status Causes Blood Shortages in Zimbabwe

...appealing for donors as the country faces a critically low blood supply. The majority of the Zimbabweans avoid donating blood for fear they might learn of their HIV status. Zimbabwe is among 39 countries in the world that have blood donations... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japanese Red Cross to Revise Donor System After Tainted Blood Scare

...The Japanese Red Cross Society told the health ministry Wednesday it would store blood plasma longer, a decision resulting from a ministry probe that revealed thousands of units of tainted blood had likely been used, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peru's Blood Banks Under Scrutiny Following HIV Scare

... On Thursday, Peru's Health Minister Carlos Vallejos said Peru's 240 blood banks would undergo more exhaustive evaluations than had been previously conducted. He noted that evaluations since the start Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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 hurt to be sure you're negative -- in... Read more »
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Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
...just getting sick from being so stressed out about the situation or whether it's symptoms that are manifesting. I'm really scared and going through a lot of stress right now. I guess I'm just looking for any advice that anyone has or any... Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

Contact with blood and scared!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone, Something happened to me at work the other night that really scared me and I was hoping someone could help. I work in retail, and a guy (maybe 60 years old) and his wife came in the store to make Read more »

scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...they are still swollen in a month he wants to send me for a biopsy. I'm terrified. HIV crosses my mind and I try to chase the fear away with the neg test results at hand. Should I test again, as I am at the 13 weeks, or would that be irrational?... Read more »