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Too Scared To Get Tested After Drinking Water

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Paranoid Brother

Dr. Frascino:Please forgive me. I know I am a coward. I do not know why I cannot face this situation w/ strength and courage. I donated and emailed you recently and you told me "Relax, Max..." But I can't. I know I need to get tested. Started dating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is learned about the facts, the fears melt away. Often counseling can help people with irrational fears and phobias, such as fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of flying, fear of Republicans, fear of HIV, or fear of whatever. (The only thing... Read more »

OK ,, I THINK A LITTLE OF YOU RUBBED OFF ON ME -- READ ON

Dr. Bob, I have one last question. And a good deed well done -- hopefully with your blessing. We... Read more »

NICE -- YOU HAD ME LMAO - SHOUT OUT TO DR BOB - DO NOT BE HUMBLE!!

Dr. Bob, Thank You!! I apprecaite your help and you wit. You truly had me laughing at your addition... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

...each household. The median age of the caretakers was 27 years. Forty- nine (41 percent) caretakers had no formal education. Drinking water was typically collected from the municipal system by a family member and was stored in 99 (83 percent) of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/ PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

... IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to Read more »
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?

...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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scared in tenn.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...i tested neg. at 13 weeks. but i have been having severe headaches for the past month. could the test been wrong. Read more »

Breast Sucking

Posted by ryan2, 3 Replies
...could suck on it and i did ,suck it 4 times and she pulled away,then i teasted somthing on my tonge .i said goodby and drove off drinking water and spitting it out 3 weeks later texts book symptoms major Flu(sour throat ,head... Read more »

Scare with Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...having to say this the best way I know. Thank You for whatever answer you can give me about these symptoms. Sometimes I get so scare thinking about all this, that I get the shakes. God bless all of you. 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 »