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My HIV Anxiety

Hello, about 2 years ago I had protected sex with a stripper twice in one night. I originally was scared of HIV because of who she was a stripper. She was young 19 and new to the club, however I developed a condition called mollscum contagium on my leg. Online it said it was found in adults who had HIV I was devastated. Medhelp HIV community and Health boards told me I had no risk because the protection never failed, though I caught the condom slipping off at one point and we stopped sex I never had bare penis exposure to her. I finally got an Oraquick Oral Test  and did it and it wa

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I'm doing much better with my HIV anxiety. I'm hardly thinking of it just here and there. I guess it'll take time - Answered by a verified Health Professional
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Can have sex anymore due to hiv anxiety

can any one help me ... i know we both r hiv free
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IS H,A,S REAL, HIV ANXIETY SYNDROME ?????

I don't think that it is possible to get HIV from a bottle of rum.  I worked in a restaurant years ago with another waiter who was HIV positive.  One night while opening a bottle of wine he cut his finger and was bleeding.  He immediately went to take care of the cut and without thinking I went over and finished opening the wine.  It wasn't until later on that night that I started freaking out because I thought I had contracted the virus because I touched the bottle and I did have a cut on my hand that was a few days old.   So of course I was freaking out and when I went the dr I told her what happened.  She said that unless my cut was open (not scabbed over) I had nothing to worry about.  The virus does not live outside the body and unless you are having unprotected sex or sharing needles with a person that has the virus the chances of catching it are slim.  I tested negative for the virus when I was tested a few months later. Now I am not  a dr so if you are really worried you may want to talk to one and maybe get tested. I hope I was able to help you...Good luck
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We ARE taking you seriously. Please read the following from the doctors at MH regarding the risk of HIV and oral sex. If you still have questions, post again. I hope this will ease your mind. Peace Greenlydia ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ .FROM THE HIV EXPERTS HERE AT MEDHELP: "As you know from other posts about oral sex, our stance is that giving or receiving oral sex is not a risk for HIV.  Some others suggest that there is an appreciable risk of HIV from oral sex however, there are no convincing scientific reports which support these statements.  The presence of a burn in your mouth, or a sore, or ingestion of blood does not change this.  Still no risk an no reason for testing."  DR HOOK "As far as HIV is concerned, there is no known risk of getting HIV from performing oral sex on an infected partner, even if that person's genital secretions get into your eyes or if you swallow"  DR HOOK There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex.  The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way.  Among experts, it's a semantic issue about using terms like "no risk" and "very low risk".  There is no difference between my or Dr. Hook's use of "low risk" and other experts' "no risk". DR. HANDSFIELD "And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex.  Please educate yourself about the real risks.  If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs. "   DR HANDSFIELD "I am sure you can find lots of people who belive that HIV is transmitted by oral sex, but you will not find scientific data to support this unrealistic concern..."   DR HOOK "HIV is not spread by touching, masturbation, oral sex or condom protected sex."- DR. HOOK in the public HIV Prevention forum of MedHelp, TEAK and the other moderators maintain that oral sex in all forms is a zero risk activity. Would you agree with this assessment?   I TOTALLY AGREE / DR GARCIA The observation on thousand and thousand of observations is that HIV is not spread by oral sex (of any sort).  DR. HOOK "With regard to the question you ask, I will repeat, as I’ve said more times than I can think- there are NO credible cases in which persons have acquired HIV through performance of oral sex- none!!.  The chance that you will be the first is ridiculously low.  You are more likely to be hit by lightening while reading my reply to you. DR HOOK "HIV is not spread by masturbation, through oral sex, through kissing or other casual contact." DR HOOK "There is no credible evidence that HIV is spread through oral sex, with or without the presence of cuts or blood in the persons mouth."- DR HOOK "Oral sex. there is no evidence that HIV is spread through giving or receiving oral sex"- DR HOOK "HIV is not spread through oral sex."  DR HOOK "HIV is not spread through giving or receiving oral sex"   DR HOOK  
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My HIV anxiety is back after i had spent 3 days not thinking of it

Key word in that post is. Protected. Meaning you had no risk at all what so ever.
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Any opinions for my anxiety?

I add the above post to the thread you started before, so please stick to that one. It makes it easier for people not familiar with your previous post to respond when all the facts you presented before are together rather than reinvent the wheel with a new thread.
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anxiety for hiv

Have you considered recieving counseling for your anxiety?  For me, learning about the root cause of my anxiety helped tremendously in confronting and dealing with it.  
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Anxiety over HIV

You are likely experiencing weird symptoms because you are anxious. I follow the same cycle. I have what I think is a weird symptom (usually due to unrecognized anxiety or stress), then I start panicking about it. I would suggest to just take the test so at least you know either way. You are just going to drive yourself mad thinking 'what if'
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HIV Anxiety is distroying me!

please help :'(
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Anxiety over Hiv positive person.

HIV CANNOT be transmitted casually, through a hand shake, hug, by sharing glasses or utensils....none of those ways. HIV requires a set of near perfect circumstances to allow for transmission, and it has to occur INSIDE the body, as in unprotected sex.  The only way a "blood to blood" exposure would pose a threat would be in the instance of iv drug users sharing needles.  This is because the blood of the infected person stays preserved inside the bore of the needle because it is not exposed to the elements...and then it is injected directly into  the blood stream. If you click on my profile, you'll see that I wrote a journal called "HIV The Facts"...I think reading that would be a good idea for you to help you better understand how the virus works. NO, you absolutely CANNOT get HIV from shaking an infected person's hand, even if there were cuts, abrasions, etc.  End of story.  You do NOT require any kind of testing based on a handshake.
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Well.............you certainly have a boatload of worries, but you've brougt them to the right place. Every single thing you wrote about points to anxiety! And all of us here can relate to some or all of your issues. Spend some time reading other posts that pertain to your specific fears and many of your quesitons will be addressed in them. I won't take each of them seperately as the conclusion, in my humble, non-medical opinion, would be exactly the same. The one thing I focused in on was the fact you HOPE to begin therapy soon. I would do more than "hope!" I suggest you get yourself set up with a good phsychiatrist who can take care of your medical issues AND your mental issues at the same time. You have seen medical doctors about many of your problems, but refuse to believe it when they tell you nothing is wrong with you physically. A prime response for someone with anxiety. We do not wish to believe that there could be something wrong with our minds! There is no shame in what you are going through. It does not make you a weak or stupid person. These symptoms ARE very real to you. But it's your thinking that needs a bit of re-wiring. And therapy is where you need to be. You are NOT alone, as you will soon see, if you read some posts. And I hope you will get many responses to your post with added reassurance that you're going to be fine and that you have just hit a bumpy patch on your journey. Keep writing and let us know how you're doing. We are always here! Peace Greenlydia    
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