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Touching Hemorrhoid Scared I Have AIDS

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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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bed riddin from fear (my GP scared me again)

Hi Dr Bob I hope your doing well.I'm the guy who's doctor told me I needed pep for having a HIV exposure through a kiss on the mouth while I had bleeding gums.I took your advise and didn't go on it.Life has been ok until 3 and a half months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...has ruined my marriage.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to hear you are still living in fear of HIV, despite your nonexistent HIV risk. Certainly it's possible you have sinusitis. It's an extremely common... Read more »

Scared straight? 3 Years of fear - followed your advice - Please read Bob.

Possible exposure on Sept. 29, 2006 at 12:30 AM.Elevated liver enzymes in Feb 2007. Negative B, C, and HIV anitbodies. Tested negative 6 months, 14 months and 30 months (last test antibody being April 2009)with no other exposure since intial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without the benefit of a physical examination. I'd suggest you follow up with your general internist. One thing is certain: HIV is not the cause of your problem!3. No additional testing for HIV or hepatitis C is warranted, unless you have another... Read more »

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
...decade later you've developed a few symptoms and so you're convinced you have AIDS? WOWZA! Plus you've had multiple negative HIV-antibody tests (rapid oral test, Home Access, ELISA) and an undetectable qualitative HIV PCR DNA test in 2008. YIKES!... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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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Am I being ridiculous? Hiv false positive scare

Posted by belk13, 7 Replies
...was picking up one of these "other" strains.. i have been fairly sexually active in the years since the encounter and I also fear that if I have spread this other people out there won't know.. and won't be able to test.. guys I really need some... 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 »

Can't fight the fear! I'm scared sick.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...7,8.5,11 and 15 weeks. 7week was with home access and the rest were with specialized testing! All were negative. I am still scared shitless! I called my local health dept and they said that they would do a test before 6mos if I insisted but that... 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 »