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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...HIV presents many challenges. Building a support network can help you learn to cope. Take your time 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 first, you may want to turn to HIV organizations. Many newly-diagnosed people want to speak with...
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Scared for my two young daughters! Please help!

Hi Doctor Frascino,First I should say that I have very severe OCD about HIV and AIDS, which I am currently seeking treatment for. Often I am able to get buy, but I did have a couple of incidents that I just can't seem to get over.The first concerns...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...absolutely agree with your self assessment: "I have very severe OCD about HIV!" No doubt about it!As you probably realize, your fears are indeed irrational and completely unwarranted. The potential risks you describe are completely... Read more »

I am scared of testing

How do I make myself get tested? If I get a positive result what's the difference? i'll just feel dirtier and like on a death sentence. i'm already taking care of myself as if I was HIV positive, i only masturbate with partners, if i have sex...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You're better off knowing than not knowing. Knowing your status gives you important information. If you are positive you can be followed by a doctor and get treatment at the appropriate time. Treatment is most effective when started at the right... Read more »

I went and got tested:part 2

Thanks for the positve response Dr. Bob. Just a quick emai, like I said,my 2 unprotected sexapades was oral "I received 1 long timeejaculated bj. And 2nd time Ireceived bj but did not cum. tried first time for 10 seconds trial, but hated it and got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...many different things from toothpaste to food allergies to erythematous candidiasis.My strongest piece of advice is to quit smoking. If you don't, cigarettes will kill you in a very painful and undignified way.Dr. Bob Read more »

3rd time - Gave head to Dubya and scared.

JUST JOKING BUT I HOPE I GOT YOUR ATTENTIONDr:I am scared and would like your expert opinion. Last weekend I had unprotected receptive and insertive oral sex with 2 guys. 1st sucked me for about 1 minute (no cum) and I sucked him for about 4 (no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...naked Twister, I strongly advise you stop, for both your physical and mental well-being. I also strongly recommend you quit smoking. If you don't, it will kill you in a very painful and undignified fashion.Your sore throat was most likely due to... Read more »
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The Body

Fear and HIV Prevention Shouldn't Mix

...commissioner for the NYC DOHMH's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control told FishbowlNY , "Silence is no solution." The use of fear is not new when it comes to HIV prevention, and when looking at how far (or not far) we have come in the past... Read more »
Housing Works

Charles King Op-Ed: Shock Tactics Won't Stop HIV

...people as scary, disease-ridden vessels. Even if such tactics didn't contribute to stigma, they still wouldn't be effective. Scare tactics -- alone -- don't work. Take the gruesome anti-smoking ads the city used to run. Yes, fear might have... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...2 to 4 months. What If Your Baby Is Positive? "I would like to know how to care for an HIV positive baby. Even though it scares me sometimes, it would prepare me to adjust my routine so it was all basic and normal." Very few children are now... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...poor self-image and low self-esteem. Somepeople may want to stop taking their HIV drugs. Others may put off treatmentdue to fear of experiencing lipodystrophy symptoms. You should talk to yourhealth care provider if you are feeling this way. ... Read more »
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Posted by adamb, 14 Replies
...july 10, 2009 was the day they told me and I have been living in a fog ever since, i'm so scared. I have not had any other tests done as of yet so not sure where I stand - i dont think i can do this. someone help me Thank Read more »

scared lost but optimistic

Posted by dean661, 10 Replies
...start drug therapy do I listen do I pause and do further research do I stop the recent klonapin prescription so I'm alert??? I'm afraid. One test was done to determine if I was infected by someone who didn't follow their drug therapy properly and... Read more »

feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
...so i cant hit the gym ?. Will my physique change ? I'm 6ft 4 and 228 pounds, in decent shape. Strong as an ox. I am so so so scared, even though i do know that meds can help me live a long healthy life, its still feels like i am doomed and will... 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 »