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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 to Death of Togo

I traveled to Togo Africa for work recently ( 2 trips). I was aware that they are number 5 in the owrld for hiv. I was scared to death to touch any women. My first trip I gave in at the end, due to lack of food, and basicaly a subconcouis death...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Let me get this straight. You were "scared to death to touch any women" during your recent business trips to Togo, because there is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in that Read more »

scared by testing facility

dr. bobnine months ago I had a 45 second unprotected vaginal insertion with a massage parlor girl. Finally went today to get tested at a clinic. anyway when I went in and got the test (results take a week or so) He asked if I had any questions.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...facility. I'm also wiling to wager that most "happy-ending" masseuses and "escorts" know much more about HIV and safer sex than the fear-mongering bozo you talked with.We'll all send our best good-luck karma that your test is negative and that... Read more »

unprotected vaginal sex

Dear Dr. Robert J. Frascino,In a moment of passion I had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman Ive been going out with for the last two weeks. After the act I got extremely nervous about the possible transmission of STDs especially HIV. I asked her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...report your gal-pal "doesn't seem like a girl who would do something crazy to jeopardize her life." Yet she had unprotected sex with you during your moment of passion. She's also had sex with at least 11 guys and yet she doesn't know if she's... Read more »

Scared to death!

Dear Doctor!Sorry if my English is bad.:(I live in Hungary. Fortunatelly the probability here that someone is HIV infected is low. The population is 10.000.000 approximately and there are only 1400 people being tested for HIV and being positive. But...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...speaking.Your symptoms nausea and fatigue are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV. They are most likely due to anxiety. ("The fear is killing me.")What are the odds you and your partner both had false-positive tests? Nonexistent! Thanks for... Read more »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...feelings about their body and their health. It may be difficult to feel attractive and have a normal romantic relationship. Fear of transmitting HIV can cause an excess of caution. This might even stop all sexual activity. Review the... Read more »
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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 »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...negative in may and I looked at what test was performed and it wasnt the western blot test should i have that test too ,? now im scared im might have hiv and im paranoid and feeling my neck too . is a month a pretty good sign of not being... Read more »

Scared to find out the statis of my boyfriend

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...pregnant. My boyfriend never was tested up until now. He's going to find out his status today, and Im am so nervous and scared. Wev'e been together for 5 years, what ae the chances of him having it? Im afraid both ways. If he doesnt have... Read more »

So scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and the fatigue comes and goes. My lymphnodes have also been swollen. This has all been going on for almost 3 months. I am so scared I think I have already diagnosed myself. Help Read more »