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Sore Throat After Touching Blood Worried I Have HIV

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Very worried! Is this risky?

Dr. Bob, I would appreciate if you respond. I made a donation. I had an encounter with a sex worker in Egypt. I did not penetrate her at all. I kissed her briefly on the lips and I think her tounge touched my lip - my lip had an abrasion. I rubbed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. If my reassurance is not sufficient for you to shake your worries, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. I'm confident the result will be negative. Your lip... Read more »

Worried guy from India...ARS?

Dear Dr Bob,I have posted my question many times, but have not got an answer...I checked... Read more »
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...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 »
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...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...drugs and have always used protected sex. I don't see how I could have possibly have gotten HEP C but now this is making me worried about my HIV results. Anyone know how common is it to get a false positive on a HEP C test? Also, my doctor... Read more »

Worried for 3 months, PLEASE Help

Posted by Om3ga3, 1 Reply
...went away - there haven't been any reoccurences since that date. - My concerns started this may (1 year after) when I got a sore throat for about 2 weeks. No lymph node enlargement then. However, I was worried and kept checking my neck and... Read more »

Your opinion please

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Almost between 6 or 8 weeks after that i had a terrible cold (coughing, a lot of MUCUS in throat), no high fever no fatigue, a sore throat, my tonsils got infected (pus) and develop a terrible allergy rhinitis, today, almost 4 months since that i... Read more »

Worried, need some advice.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...can't get it out of my mind. I don't want to do a test until three months (which is another seven weeks) and can't bear this worry anymore. To top it off- right about the four and a half week mark I got bronchitis- although I get bronchitis... Read more »