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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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 don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same...
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flipped is crying constantly-why don't you answer?

Dr. Bob: I have written at least 4-5 times and no answer! PLEASE help me. I am soo worried that I am sick. I can't eat or sleep! I am worried about stepping on that pin/needle at the dress shop! What if the pin/ needle had hiv on it? What are my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tell me the truth and not worry about upsetting me. (I don't mean to sound harsh). I think I still have the out of proportion fear of hiv. Everyone says they would be flipped out by the eye rubbing incident. Dr. Bob, my head is spinning around... Read more »

Flipped got tested (ANOTHER FLUFFERNUTTER, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Well, I did it! I got tested. I went at 81 days instead of 84-is that OK? Figured since I had no risk, that would be OK? I also stopped in the dress shop to talk to the seamstress and she said it was a pin from the bottom of the dress that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tell me the truth and not worry about upsetting me. (I don't mean to sound harsh). I think I still have the out of proportion fear of hiv. Everyone says they would be flipped out by the eye rubbing incident. Dr. Bob, my head is spinning around... Read more »

Flipped has questions about testing

Hi Dr. Bob: I'm BAAAACK and still worried. I have about 2 weeks to be tested(stepped on pin at dress shop). I have counted the days and wonder if 84 days is OK to be tested??? That would be 7X4=28x3=84. Would that be conclusive? I also would like to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tell me the truth and not worry about upsetting me. (I don't mean to sound harsh). I think I still have the out of proportion fear of hiv. Everyone says they would be flipped out by the eye rubbing incident. Dr. Bob, my head is spinning around... Read more »

Please help-psychologist said to ask you (FLIPPED, 2010)

Dr. Bob: Yes, it is Flipped out! I know you would like to choke me for bothering you, but I really need your advise. I have written 3 or 4 times with no answer, so I am praying that you will answer this time. I am going to my shrink and I would like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tell me the truth and not worry about upsetting me. (I don't mean to sound harsh). I think I still have the out of proportion fear of hiv. Everyone says they would be flipped out by the eye rubbing incident. Dr. Bob, my head is spinning around... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g., traditional gender roles... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...careprovider. Although lactic acidosis is life-threatening, it is very rare. The point oflearning about lactic acidosis is not to scare you. It's to help you be awareof what's going on in your body. That way, if you recognize any symptoms... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...unproven treatments may be harmless, but others can be dangerous. For example, one brand of "Brain Wave Synchronizer" caused epileptic seizures. Be careful when you choose treatments for HIV disease. This fact sheet will help you evaluate... Read more »
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I feel so scared and afraid and i need someone

Posted by hedreanna1983, 5 Replies
...stopped taking my meds, after having great labs for all 3 years now they are going downhill and i feel like i dont care. I am scared because i dont know how to deal anymore. Please i need someone to talk to. Someone who knows what its like to... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

I know I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...encounter (no offense to anyone, but it's not what I am), I'm unsure if she didn't deposit pre-cum in my mouth or anal canal. I have hemmoroids, so I could easily have bleed even with that limited exposure. I was run down the next day, all my... Read more »

In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...The New York Times, June 15, 2001, Page B1 The Big City: In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS By JOHN TIERNEY IN July of 1988, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the estimated number of cases Read more »