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Had test after 18 days , negative for STDs and HIV , can anxiety stress make you think you have HIV symptoms?

Had test after 18 days , negative for STDs and HIV , can anxiety stress make you think you have HIV symptoms?

That is possible.: Are you using safe sex? Using unsafe approaches to sex can certainly heighten std fears (; increase std risk as well). Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Should I get medication for anxiety? I have tested at 5 months 8 panel std and HIv (4th gen) and antibody at 7 mon and can't move on. Still scared.

Should I get medication for anxiety? I have tested at 5 months 8 panel std and HIv (4th gen) and antibody at 7 mon and can't move on. Still scared.

Anxiety: If you have immobilizing, disabling anxiety that interferes with your thoughts and activities, then yes, you deserve evaluation and treatment to help you reach a position from which you can function normally. Talk with your doctor for a referral, or a behavioral health center, or seek a therapist. ...Read more

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Is HIV a std?

Is HIV a std?

Yes: Hiv is a virus that is transmitted from one person to another through sexual activities, among other ways. Therefore, it is one of the many std's. ...Read more

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I think i may have HIV or another std?

I think i may have HIV or another std?

Why?: I assume you think this because you having a sore throat and painful urination? Hiv/std infection is always possible if you had unprotected sex with someone you are not familiar with. You should always use a condom when having sex. See a doctor today so he can properly assess you. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV or stds from underwear?

Can you get HIV or stds from underwear?

Unclear question: If you mean to ask, if you can get STD from wearing someone else's underwear, the risk is remote, unless the person has open lesions, you wear the clothes right after the person took those off and you have lesions in your skin. If you have any doubt, see a doctor and get tested. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have HIV or std?

Get tested: While there are sometimes symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, including hiv, there can be infections without any symptoms. Typical symptoms can include discharges, sores, swollen glands, and other features depending on the infection. To be sure, you should see your provider and ask to be tested. Typically, this means hiv, chlamydia and gonorrhea, but can also include others. ...Read more

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Can HIV or STDs be transferred by kissing?

Kissing disease: You can transmit the kissing disease better known as mononucleosis. You can also trasmit HIV only if both partners have cuts in their mouth and there is exchange of blood or infected fluids from bleeding gums or sores. Closed mouth kissing is fine. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about STDs/STIs or HIV?

Should I be concerned about STDs/STIs or HIV?

Yes: Please forgive my frankness. You're almost a grown man. Many of the things that adults have told you in the past are not true. However, there really are diseases that can damage or even kill you that you get from having unsafe sex. Even if you have no regard for your own life and health, you should consider the risk of transmitting something to a partner. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more