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please answer, if you can single mom - cant shake the worry

Hi, doctor bob. I hear you're the best of the best so let's give it a shot.Last weekend I went out with some friends at a huge DT club, against my better judgement. The night was going ' ok' , until one of the people we were with sustained a foot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Best of the best? Oh, I bet you say that to all the cyber-sexperts on this site.1. Right!2. Nope! (no risk!)HIV testing is not warranted medically. Yes, it's time to "relax Max", even if you happen to be a Maxime.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each... Read more »

worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the... Read more »
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The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...acquired from toilet seats; 14% were convinced they could contract HIV from trying on clothes in a store; and 10% believed money handled by an HIVer was contagious! However, AIDS phobia goes well beyond routine fear associated with misinformation... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention and treatment among MSM. "Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

Worried for 3 months, PLEASE Help

Posted by Om3ga3, 1 Reply
...constantly poking and jabbing at these nodes - they've gone down, but now they feel sort of rubbery and pea sized. I can't keep my hands away from them, could my prolonged jabbing cause them to be inflamed further? Also, most importantly, could... Read more »

WORRIED WELL, PLEASE ADVISE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I HAVE A SMALL CUT ON MY HAND, THE MIDDLE NUCKLE, I WAS AT A HOLIDAY PARTY AND I WAS SHAKING PEOPLES HANDS, I AM VERY GERM FOBIC AND HAVE RECIEVED HELP FOR IT, GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS AS WE SPEAK, WELL FROM WASHING MY HANDS THEY CAN Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub Read more »