[Question #710] Scared of hiv .

55 months ago
Hello doctors. 
Dr. Handsfield on my first explanation I didn't tell you everything. Like I said I had protected sex with a lady, I don't know her status. 
She demanded money from me . I assume she csw . 
If she csw,and I had 4 tests. 1 st Elisa 3 rd generation at 7 weeks. 2 test same at 13 months. And two more tests an NYC hospital (rapid test) at 22 months and 23 months. 
I just visit my family doctor, again we spoke about hiv. He said no hiv testing needed. He just did regular annual blood test, everything is good. Can I trust my family dr? Looks to me he doesn't know much about hiv, and he is close to retirement age. 
Thank you for your answer. 
Can dr. Hook give me second option? 

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
55 months ago
Dr. Hook and I take questions randomly, without regard to specific requests -- as explained clearly in the forum pages you saw before posting your question. We do not accept requests for one of us or the other and there is no need. Dr. Hook and I have worked together very closely for over 30 years and know each other's views extremely well. Although our words and writing style are different, there is never a difference in our opinions and advice. You can be certain he would agree with all that has been said in your other threads as well as my reply below.

We previously discussed that your test results are conclusive. You have provided no additional information in this question compared with your other threads. The answers are the same. You can trust your family doctor. Even if he does not "know much about HIV", that does not change the test results, which prove you do not have HIV.

Repetative anxiety driven questions are not permitted on the forum. This will have to be your last one. Any more questions about these exposures or your HIV test results will be deleted without reply, and without refund of the posting fee. Please do not try.

HHH, MD
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55 months ago
I am sorry. 
Thank you for your answer. 
Kind regards. 
A.

54 months ago
Dear.dr Handsfield, 
Please answer one more time and close case. 
On the tip of my tongue I have  very little (hard to see) pimple. But I feel it ,I have it for 4 days,can I dot it because I am very anxious? 
Kind regards 
A. 

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
54 months ago
Sigh. You cannot possibly have HIV. Therefore, any symptoms you have are not from HIV. And a bump on the tongue is not an HIV or STD symptom. This sounds like probably nothing is abnormal, just your anxieties leading you to notice trivial symptoms or normal sensations that you would otherwise ignore. But if you remain concerned, show it to your doctor or dentist.---
54 months ago
Than you for your answer. 
I am very normal person, I did mistake in my life. Now I have hiv fobia. I can't live like that. 
I know I have 4 negative test. 
Thank you so much for your answer and support. 
Best regards. 
A. 

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
54 months ago
It sounds like this phobia is dominating your life. Phobias and anxieties do not clear up by willpower, and also not by simply knowing the facts or getting still more expert advice. You should consider professional counseling; it is not normal to remain so fearful after the repeated, science-based reassurance you have had.

We will not answer any more questions on this forum; any future new questions will be deleted without reply, and without refund of the posting fee. 

Best wishes and stay safe!

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