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Too Scared To Get Tested After Making Out

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Fear and Shame..affraid to get tested (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Dr. Bob. I'm a hetero guy who is very ashamed as I made a big mistake. In a drunken state I let another guy perform unprotected oral on me. I don't know what I was thinking.It lasted all of a few seconds until I realized what was going on and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease, rash etc etc, and being 100% convinced I had HIV I still couldn`t bring myself to get tested due to being in total fear of being positive until discovering your site and hearing your words "What you don`t know can kill you" over and over... Read more »
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Put an End to Your Fears, Stop Googling, and Go Get Tested

...had HIV, was more than terrifying. I'd rather not know. I'd rather play my ritual game and be the judge myself. I'd rather sit scared every night playing the "rule it out game" or relying on Google to answer questions in the way I wanted them... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Congo: Fearing Rejection, Pregnant Women Avoid HIV Tests

...Pregnant women in the Republic of Congo are often hesitant to be tested for HIV because of the stigma associated with AIDS and the fear of being rejected by their husbands and families, experts say. "The women are threatened by their husbands,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Fear Hampers HIV Testing, Treatment in Sierra Leone

...are HIV-positive, and 1,178 people currently are receiving antiretrovirals at public health clinics in the country. Stigma and fear also are hampering efforts to test people for HIV in the country, according to PlusNews . Although all district... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: When Fears Keep People Away, Providers Take AIDS Tests to Streets

... Though a national HIV/AIDS prevention campaign aimed at young people proclaims "Knowing Is a Beautiful Thing," fear of the unknown keeps many people from testing for the disease. To combat negative stigma and halt new infections, the Knox County Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Just Tested Positive and Scared

Posted by ilovemy2, 9 Replies
...and that I would soon wake up. I don't know how long I have had it. I tested negative last year in September 2006. I am really scared. I do not know what to expect. I will not go for my first round of blood work until next week. What do I need to... Read more »