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Touching A Cut Scared I Have HIV

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Ask the Experts

Irration fear of HIV transmission. A bandaid covered cut and a door knob at STD clinic.

Dear Dr Frascino,I will begin by stating that I am perfectly aware that I am hypochondriac and that I am already seeking specialist help with regard to that (this condition worsened in the last months to the point that it was damaging my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello E from Italy,I agree with the doctor and your therapist: your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent and HIV testing is not warranted. I also agree with you: you are indeed a hypochondriac.Ciao,Dr. Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi: Health Activists Fear Impact of HIV/AIDS Funding Cut

...transmission. "We are yet to receive the reasons as to why the proposal has been turned down by the world body," Edith Mkawa, executive secretary of Malawi's Global Fund Coordinating Committee, told local media on Dec. 28. "We can't keep... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Dental Clinic Specializes in HIV/AIDS Patients, Cuts Out Fear of Seeing Dentist

...of the dental clinic. They feel ashamed because they know their teeth are not in good shape. We work with them to put those fears at bay. The dental clinic takes precautions to ensure the patients immune systems are strong enough to tolerate the... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...these items with a trusted friend, family member, or service provider. If you don't want to give the name of the person you're afraid of, you can put it in a sealed envelope and ask them to open it only if you disappear or turn up too injured to... 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 »
Connect With Others

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...can't stop thinking what if...Please help. Here are my three what ifs: During sex I didn't cum so I removed the condom and she touched me until I came. However, during intercourse the condom rolled up slightly for a second maybe an inch from... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...napkin then wiped my penis with a napkin and i am not sure if it was a clean napkin or the one she removed the condom with.i am scared to death that i contracted hiv from her she is a sex worker.i was married for 25 yrs and havent had intercourse... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...itchy on my legs, hips, and scrotum. This could be because the itchy parts are those that I washed the most. However, I am scared because I heard that the ARS rash does not itch and appears mainly on the trunk. The rash I have on the trunk does... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 1 Reply
...napkin i dont know if it was the same napkin she took the condom off with.i dont think the condom was broken anywhere but now im scared ive contracted hiv i am hoping what im feeling is just guilt and remorse this was my first experience outside... Read more »