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Sex With Hooker Scared I Have HIV

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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

...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 make in other... 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 »
The Body

Fear and HIV Prevention Shouldn't Mix

...commissioner for the NYC DOHMH's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control told FishbowlNY , "Silence is no solution." The use of fear is not new when it comes to HIV prevention, and when looking at how far (or not far) we have come in the past... 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 »
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Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch Read more »

will the fear ever desappear?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My boyfriend has been 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 Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fever, and was sick for 2 weeks, Dr also thought I had pneumonia (sp). Everything seemed okay, I never even concerned myself with HIV. (So ignorant of me). I have unprotected sex with a different girl of unknown status January 3, then 5 days... Read more »

scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I don't really know why I am posting, just for some words of wisdom I guess. HIV was out of my mind for the most part after the guy I was involved with tested negative with a Home Access kit. (12 weeks after Read more »