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Worry well category?
Apr 13, 2010

So I went to a clinic that serves gay men for std testing. I got a 6 month hiv rapid test to put a low risk situation behind me. It was negative. Woo Hoo! Wicked.

Now I'm stressing about the highly gay magazines that I was flipping thru in the waiting room. The tips of my fingers felt very scummy after looking at them. Ewww. I dipped my fingers into a glass of water to clean them off. The next day I noticed I had a bad healing cut from 3 weeks prior on one of the fingers. Ummm so like getting HIV a possibility? I don't know what was on the mags or if someone had dirty hands before me. No one touched the mags while I was there. I'm still thinking of HIV and now becoming slightly homophobic when I'm bisexual!!! I think I have a problem and it's not HIV.

Love you man, Jedi

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Jedi,

"I think I have a problem and it's not HIV." BINGO!!! I absolutely agree! It's time for you to seek the help of a psychologist or psychiatrist to help you confront your sexual orientation issues as well as your persistent irrational and totally unwarranted HIV fears.

I do think it's cool they had "highly gay magazines" in the waiting room. It sure beats outdated issues of National Geographic and Good Housekeeping.

Dr. Bob



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