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Sex With Hooker Afraid I Have AIDS

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Ask the Experts

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 try to ask some questions to clear things up.Almost a month ago I had protected sex with a hooker in california. I used a latex condom and she gave me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxious wreck due to "stress, guilt, and anxiety." Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. Your problem is not HIV but rather fear of HIV brought on by your visit to the naughty lady on Shady Lane during your boozy California getaway... Read more »

Fear of HIV keeping me from sex

Hello Dr Frascino,I am an x-worrier that you helped a few years ago (I was the guy that thought the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Indigenous Guatemalans Turn to Sex Work, Stoking HIV Fears

...increasing number of Maya women travel to Guatemala City to work as prostitutes, and many could return to their home communities with HIV/AIDS. "They've come here more and more because they can earn four, five, even 10 times what they could... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Anti-AIDS Campaigners Now Turn to Positive Advertising

...Social psychologists cite the theory of cognitive dissonance to explain how people react to fear-based messages. Confronted by a frightening message, experts say, a person engaged in high-risk sex may seek to resolve the conflict by downplaying... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
Connect With Others

will the fear ever desappear?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...diagnosed hiv postive 6 weeks ago. I tested negative, but i have to wait 2 more months to repeat it (we never used protection). i'm scared to death. I can't be passionate with him, it's like i lost all sexual appetite. I just need affection and... Read more »

Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...being in the same house with them. i don't want to be distant towards them, but that's what i find myself doing. i'm just so scared that i could maybe catch something. so can someone PLEASE answer my question. thank you so much!! Read more »

unrealistic fear????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had oral sex and he came in my mouth. I spit it right way. I am scared I might get HIV never did that before I was drunk Help my fear thank you 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 »