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Unprotected Vaginal Sex Scared I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...drenched in a cold sweat. In short, your mind can convince you that you have HIV when you don't. This can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your action was, it's pretty much...
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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 »

Had unprotected sex with hiv positive woman

I was horrified to find out that a woman I slept with may be HIV positive. We had unprotected sex and there was blood afterwards. I also shaved my penis the same night and there was a couple of small cuts. Im totally freaked out. I made a huge...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit... Read more »

HIV risk?

A few months ago I had unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex with a prostitute. I just found out I have syphilis. What are the chances that I could have HIV also considering I used a condom for vaginal sex? I didn't think I could get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive. This estimated risk is 10 per 10,000 exposures (and that includes exposures with ejaculation!).There is no doubt that fear of AIDS is running your life. But please note the operative word is "fear," not AIDS. You need professional help... Read more »

Wife and Mother Scared

In 2004 I had an affair with a married man for approx. 4 months. The entire time sex was unprotected(orally & vaginally), in my foolish mind I assumed that since he was married and had children that he was okay because he wouldn't want to infect his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, it appears your biggest problem at the moment is guilt and anxiety. The best way to cope with this is to confront your fears, accept the consequences for your actions and be honest. I realize telling your awesome husband about an affair... Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

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

HIV Transmission

...insect, the insect does not become infected and cannot transmit HIV to the next human it bites. There also is no reason to fear that a mosquito or other insect could transmit HIV from one person to another through HIV-infected blood left on its... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...health care provider and obstetrician if you are HIV positive If you protect yourself in these ways, you do not need to be afraid of getting or passing HIV by casual contact. Remember, HIV is not transmitted by: Hugs Dancing Sharing food... Read more »
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Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch it just from being in Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the high counts reveal a Viral infection so now I fear I am late converting and the count is high as my body fights back. I am scared to death to test again. I feel I have it now forsure and have panic attacks. I don't know what I am looking for... Read more »

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 »