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HIV Testing 101

...people are estimated to be living with HIV without even knowing it. That's why it's so important for everybody to get tested regularly for HIV, if they have sex or use injection drugs. It's completely normal to get nervous, scared or even a little paranoid when you think you've put yourself at risk for HIV. An HIV test -- taken at least six weeks after the risky event -- can answer that question. Approved HIV tests are extremely...
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scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing mine......I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...everyone being virally enhanced yourself with no one going out of their way to help you with your worries and fears. Maybe I have a fear of dying over all? because I'm 26 and relatively healthy I just wish I could bury my mum and live to middle... Read more »

Time to leave the world behind (FEARS OF BEING ANALLY RAPED, 2010) (VISIONS AND FEARS OF BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE SLEEPING, 2010)

Doctor,I have been having weird bowel movements and also blood when I have wipe my backside after I poop. I am also having a terrible flu, severe sore throat and muscle aches on my thighs, knees, shoulders, armpits and neck. My face also feels...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...conditions that could cause these symptoms. You should see your general medical doctor for an evaluation and treatment.2. Irrational fear and suicidal ideation. For this you need to see a psychiatrist. Your fears are completely unwarranted and... Read more »

Scared to go to the doctor or get tested (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr Bop please, please, please I need your help.I've written to you many times over the past few months, you have responded twice, and I thank you so much for that (I was the Positive I'm Positive Fluffernutter who tested negative on an Oraquick Oral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...depression and fluffernutterness. I urge you to get the help you need without further delay.Good luck. HIV is not your problem; fear of HIV is!Dr. BobIs it better not to know? ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009) Sep 16, 2009... Read more »

Please Help - Need to Ovecome Fear of Testing

Hi Dr. Bob. I'm utterly stressed and it's a bit overwhelming that I ever put myself in a postion to think I should write. I'm a married middle-aged straight female with two girls, who a little over five years ago was under enormous stress and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...multiple hypothetical situations (no ejaculation, newly infected, etc.).You ask that I tell you to suck it up and face your fear because you need to get tested. OK. Here you go: "SUCK IT UP. FACE YOUR FEAR. GET TESTED!"You ask what makes you so... Read more »
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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...MSM is warranted. They cite the small number of positive cases, the shortage of facilities for follow-up procedures, and the fear, cost and pain involved in pursuing small cell changes, called dysplasias. In addition, most health insurance... Read more »
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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 »
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Myths About HIV

...story or an idea that is not true. In dealing with HIV, it's important to know reality from myth. Believing myths can result in fear, in denial, and even in damage to your health. Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment The myth: "HIV doesn't... Read more »
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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 »
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My first gay experience scared me so much!

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...some point the condom broke. I think it broke on the side and not at the tip, which would be better right? well, i was really scared. so, i told him that the condom had broken. even though i was worried, i felt a little relief knowing that he... Read more »

Scared of Infection...Please Help

Posted by soscared21, 5 Replies
...him....his sexual history was rather scary. Well...I know symptoms are never a reliable indicator of infection...but I'm just so scared. About 4-5 days after the incident one of the lymph nodes in my neck became hard and swollen...the one on... Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...negative in may and I looked at what test was performed and it wasnt the western blot test should i have that test too ,? now im scared im might have hiv and im paranoid and feeling my neck too . is a month a pretty good sign of not being... Read more »

Ball-less wonder

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Too scared to get tested....should have been tested years ago...high risk gay receiver of anal. Read more »