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Touching Vagina Scared I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...it's pretty much guaranteed that other people have worried about the same thing. In fact, 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 don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't...
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Strayed once last week and living with fear - final questions

Dear Doctor,Thanks for your earlier replies, they've put my mind at ease a bit. I have made 100$ donation as well. I have two more questions:1. While giving the handjob she sat on my lap which had a minor scratch that I got from the towel a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I read on other posts that handjob would not be a risk. Based on all the activities that happened that night I'm living with fear of the following:1. During shower she touched her vagina with warm water and soap and then she touched my penis... Read more »

Please Dr. Bob!! 3rd time asking..please..

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thank you for answering all these questions and making people's lives easier (even though you have to put up with all kinds of paranoia loons - such as myself) ...you're trully one of a kind..:)Here's the thing..yesterday...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk from this incident is nonexistent. However, you do have a significant medical problem that requires attention: irrational fear! I'd strongly recommend you seek psychotherapy (counseling) to help you confront and conquer your totally... Read more »

WILL DONATE College student going to medical school and scared shitless

Hi Dr. Bob, I searched the forum for any type of question that was similar to this one but I did not find one that exactly matched. I am going to medical school this fall and I am scared I may have ruined that and my life. I know I may be being a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...explore the many highways and byways of human sexual delights. (Be prepared to answer paranoid to the vast majority of these "scared shitless" anxious wrecks!) Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the... Read more »

fear of contacting hiv , pls send me the web address i must send my donation to your foundation."resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum."

Hi Dr Bob i m visiting your website regularly, this is the only web site up to me, can anyone get their information for their relevant questions, fears and questions. Thanks a lot Bob you are doing wonderful job. Recently i went to strip club, in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contract HIV from getting a lap dance while you have your underwear and "night pant" on, even if you spunked them up! The risk of vaginal secretions soaking through your "night pant" and underwear is nonexistent. You also can't acquire HIV from a... Read more »
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Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...withdrawl 2nd: I still remember the sex worker helped me to pull off the comdom after the sex activity. Is there by any chance her vaginal fluid or semens(from external layer of condom) got into her own hand and touched top of the penis? 3rd:... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had Read more »

Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...infected? The staff at the clinic said that I was low-risk, but that nothing could be guaranteed until I get tested. I am so scared - like I say, I have OCD, and am convinced that I have HIV. I won't be able to live if I am HIV+, I would be too... 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 »