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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? don't. This can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or 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 action was, it's pretty much guaranteed that other people have worried about the same thing. In fact,'s ...
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Worried and Panicked!

First of all let me start my commending Dr.Bob for the excellent advice and opinions that he provides. I have been diligently going through each one of his posts and applaud him for his earnestness, humor and perspective that he brings to each...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted medically. However, if my reassurance is not sufficient for you to shake off your worries, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will undoubtedly be negative. But if this... Read more »

Worried again (CUNNILINGUS, 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob: Thank you for all that you do here. It is a fact that knowledge is the best tool we have in order to fight this desease. Nevertheless, sometines emotions and libid interfere with good thinking and knowledge, and so does alcohol!!!Im a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question is regarding HIV and oral sex. I know by reading in the archives that it is a low risk but for some reason I keep on worrying. Here is what happened. I was with a Romanian sex worker. We had protected intercourse and at the end I... Read more »

Irrational fear?? oral rimming hiv please help me Dr Robert!

Dear Doctor Robert. First I really gotta say you are an angel! I admire your patience and dedication to inform us about the facts. You really make a difference in people's lives and I'm sure you have brought so-much-needed peace of mind and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive!!! No way. No how! (Just like you can't be partially pregnant! You either are or you "ain't"!My advice is simple:1.If you are worried, and clearly you are, get a rapid HIV test at the three-month mark. (HIV-antibody tests taken prior to... Read more »

a little worried

hey doc, i have read many posts on this board . you seem to be the most down to earth person. so here goes.. i am a flight attendant for a major airline. on jan 2cnd i was on a layover in lax. i was in my hotel room asleep wheni woke and went to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or wild lays on layovers, remember to use a latex condom each and every time to prevent STDs/HIV as well as future bouts of worry.Now that I've answered your question, can you at least bump me up to business class?Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...can HIV survive outside the body?" they have come into contact with some body fluid that they think might contain HIV, and are worried about transmission. Almost always these questions are about casual contact, and we know the virus is not... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
The Body

First Person: An Interview With Shelley Singer

..."Yes, I have heard of it." He goes, "I'm so afraid for my friends, and for myself. But I'm so glad that you'll never have to worry about that." I thought this was a gay disease, and I thought I would never have to worry about it. So I never... Read more »
The Body

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

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to become paranoid and i went... Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
...all over his body, in his mouth, and recently has trouble even getting out of bed. Yesterday he called me after getting his blood test results. Even though I knew in theory that he was likely HIV + I was devastated to hear he's been diagnosed... Read more »

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 »

Help me!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies