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Too Scared To Get Tested After Casual Contact

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Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been living with me for 2 months has HIV. I need to know what kind of precautions should I take with my kids and the family being around him?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chapped lips form the cold along with a little cold sore from the cold too.I am so in distress I have been avoiding my family for fear of passing along this virus. My husband is now thinking other things about me because I will not get intimate... Read more »

Please answer Dr. Bob (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

This may sound naive but I was wondering, I have a new woman who just joined at our office and I... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...applications. Let's say you are an immigrant who has tested HIV positive. Besides worrying about testing HIV positive, you also fear what will happen to you because you are not a U.S. citizen. You may wonder whether your immigration status will... Read more »
The Body

Since When Is the Expression of Fear and Ignorance a Basic American Right?

...regarding health care, we could move through this movement without a second thought. However, the insurance companies are in fear of losing their clout, and individuals are scared of paying for a disease of a person they never met, and elected... Read more »
The Well Project

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...with your blood, you can remind them to put gloves on. Social Contacts Dating can be very threatening for people with HIV. Fear of rejection keeps many people from talking about their HIV status. Remember, every situation is different and you... Read more »
Connect With Others

I tested positive 2 days ago... im scared.

Posted by Unlucky2, 8 Replies
...she will kill her self (she really would) i dont know what to do i dont know whats going to happen to me.... im so lost and scared!!!! anyone want to talk to me??? Read more »

i AM VERY SCARED PLEASE SOMEONE HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I get myy test results tomorrow i just cant sleep tonight. my ex who i just left told me after i was gone that he is scared he is hiv positive but his symptoms dont match and he has never been tested. everyone says not to worry but I cant gelp it. Read more »

Scared

Posted by Janes, 5 Replies
...correct?. It's very difficult for me to share this at this moment with the people I love. Don't want to put them in the kind of fear, stress I am in right now, maybe it's nothing, and it's all because of the enormous amount of fear, stress etc.... Read more »

Fear of getting tested...

Posted by TheFix, 7 Replies
...be able to confront the test and its result. I'm mad at the fact the guy didn't tell me...I feel betrayed....I have a major fear of dying now... I haven't had any symptoms up to now...but I know symptoms ( or the absence of symptoms) don't... Read more »