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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 straight? 3 Years of fear - followed your advice - Please read Bob.

Possible exposure on Sept. 29, 2006 at 12:30 AM.Elevated liver enzymes in Feb 2007. Negative B, C, and HIV anitbodies. Tested negative 6 months, 14 months and 30 months (last test antibody being April 2009)with no other exposure since intial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suggest you follow up with your general internist. One thing is certain: HIV is not the cause of your problem!3. No additional testing for HIV or hepatitis C is warranted, unless you have another lapse in judgement!4. There are many reasons for... Read more »

bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... Read more »

in FEAR and SCARED

Dear: Dr.BobThank you for all that you do, to answer our questions. Maybe you can answer, some of my worries and concern.Back in December 09, 2009,i had unprotected sex (stupid me) with a guy of unknown status. Ever since then I have experience a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You had a nookie 12 years ago and kissed a girl for an hour 13 years ago and now more than a decade later you've developed a few symptoms and so you're convinced you have AIDS? WOWZA! Plus you've had multiple negative HIV-antibody tests (rapid... Read more »

Sorry again

Hi Dr. Bob once again congratulations for your wonderful work. I asked you before and here is my previous posthttp://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Symptoms/Q199211.htmlBy the way I've made the donation so I hope you have received it....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and get tested. Your risk is essentially nonexistent, but you obviously need to be tested to help you put your longstanding fears permanently to rest. I'm extremely confident the test will be negative.Donation information for the Robert James... Read more »
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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and don't feel that you have to tell everyone right away (see The Well Project's info sheet on disclosure ). But don't let fear of being judged cause you to isolate yourself and not talk to anyone. If it is hard to tell family and friends at... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
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 »
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HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Read more »
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Just took the test......Scared

Posted by Anxious222, 2 Replies
...Hi, I have tried to dismiss my fears and to no avail. I have lost 10 lbs in two weeks, I can't sleep, I can't concentrate, I'm a mess. I decided to take charge Read more »

fears about being tested

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about this with even my closests friends. I know from all of the research I've done that I am still at low risk. However, the fear of having contracted HIV is stressing me out. It's becoming an obsession. I am married as of 4 months ago, which is... Read more »

Recently tested postive, symptomatic, scared

Posted by newlander, 5 Replies
...tested positive after lymph glands going up and weight loss. I'm goint to get the Viral Load test and CD4 numbers tommorow, very scared to find out that i might have a low CD4, feel like an idiot for not getting tested sooner, was just in... Read more »

Can't fight the fear! I'm scared sick.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...7,8.5,11 and 15 weeks. 7week was with home access and the rest were with specialized testing! All were negative. I am still scared shitless! I called my local health dept and they said that they would do a test before 6mos if I insisted but that... Read more »