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Too Scared To Get Tested After Period Blood

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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
...WOO-HOO-able. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. A negative HIV test outside the window period trumps "symptoms" each and every time! Your concerns that you may have "waited too long to test" are... Read more »

RE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been... Read more »

HELP, DR. BOB!!!!!! (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Hi. I don't really know where to start.. this is kind of weird and sounds absolutely stupid.... Read more »
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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

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forum on safe sex and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...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... 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 »
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scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...they are still swollen in a month he wants to send me for a biopsy. I'm terrified. HIV crosses my mind and I try to chase the fear away with the neg test results at hand. Should I test again, as I am at the 13 weeks, or would that be irrational?... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the high counts reveal a Viral infection so now I fear I am late converting and the count is high as my body fights back. I am scared to death to test again. I feel I have it now forsure and have panic attacks. I don't know what I am looking for... Read more »

pep and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i was on pep .how long should i wait to get tested if i have a pcr test? Read more »

tested, waiting and scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...later telling me that my blood work came back normal but my HIV test was not back yet and would have to wait until Monday. I am scared, I have a 7 yr old son and a new life awaiting me. I have been with my fiancee for 5 yrsnow but during a split... Read more »