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Scared I Stepped In Blood Barefoot

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scared to take the final step (rude guy)

Well, three months after exposure, symptoms (white coated tongue, sore throat, fever, fatigue, rash, swollen nodes, diarrhoea) have subsided (except for the swollen nodes and minor itches) But am still scared to get tested. Checked my weight today...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Rude Guy,A regular blood test will not detect HIV. Your weight loss is most likely due to stress and your irrational HIV fears. It's time to stop being such a whinny wuss, grow a set and get tested. Stop procrastinating. Just do it.... Read more »

Scared & Concerned.....Next steps?

Hello,After an exposure some 8 months ago, I continue to have very scary symptoms related to HIV.... Read more »

possibly stepped on a needle. very very worried college student

Hi Dr. Bob, first of all I think you are quite good at what you do on this site. I am very very... Read more »
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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 a purchase. I rang them up, but I noticed... Read more »

Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
I'm a 22 year old female and I work as a security guard. A little over two weeks ago, I responded to a fight out in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and... Read more »

Very scared

Posted by bree, 2 Replies
Last week I went to donate plasma at a local center. I dontated 2 times last week. When I went in today, they said I was declined because my test came back saying my Anti-HIV 1/2 serology test positive. I am freaking out. Within the last 8 months I... Read more »