Hiv And Needle Ocd
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Posted by 613, 4 RepliesAbout 6-8 months ago my room mate had sex with his girlfriend in the shower. After they finished I used the shower, but not immediately after they were done. I washed and all, but now I worry that he may have cum all over my wash rag as a joke and I... Read more »
Posted by preferanon, 5 RepliesI have OCD about having HIV, my girlfriends dad is away from home quite a lot and his family suspect him to be sleeping with quite a lot of prostitutes, therefore may have STDs including HIV, since then I have feared that (somehow) my girlfriend... Read more »
Posted by 613, 2 RepliesToday I was grappling with some friends and there was a minor cut on my foot, nothin serious. During the course of the matches I noticed the guys had cuts and nicks on them as well.
Am I at risk for HIV if their blood happened to get it in me or is... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesDear all,
I am 30 years old and suffer from OCD. Contamination fears and everything. Here is what happened last saturday. I was at a laundromat washing my clothes. I went to the bathroom and washed my hands.
I used a lot of soap because of my... Read more »
Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 RepliesHello everyone,
I have been using this site to cope with my anxiety over HIV. I am using Paxil 80mg a day already. I am seeing a mental health clinician as well. But it seems that I can not let go this HIV OCD.
My last at risk behavior was 2006. I... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Matt,1. Irrational fear; nonexistent risk2. Irrational fear; nonexistent risk3. Irrational fear; nonexistent riskMatt, you need to get back into therapy. Your OCD remains OOC (out of control).Dr. Bob... Read more »
University of Miami School of Medicine1) The risk of transmission by infected blood is directly related to the type of exposure. The highest risk is with deep injection (eg. with a needle into a vein or deep under the skin). Substantial risk is associated with blood spilled onto mucous... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Future Doc,Thanks for your post and taking the time to share your experience. The whole shebang (he-bang, she-bang, bang-bang-bang, whatever) is not uncommon in horned-up teens, tweens, X-gens, Y-gens or even 30 and/or 40-somethings. So... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Your HIV fears are completely irrational and totally unwarranted. Your problem is psychological, not virologic. I urge you to continue to work with your therapist. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. (No McCain. No Sarah "I can see... Read more »
Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle ExchangeFindings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
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Texas Officials Studying Needle-Exchange Program; District Attorney Says People Distributing Needles Do Not Have ImmunityHealth officials in Bexar County, Texas, are considering if they should launch the state's first needle-exchange program in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases, but Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed has said... Read more »
NYC Commission on HIV/AIDS Report Recommends Condom Distribution, Needle Exchange, HIV Testing to Slow Spread of VirusThe New York City Commission on HIV/AIDS on Monday released a draft report recommending increased condom distribution, the establishment of needle exchanges and routine HIV testing to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in the city, the New York Times ... Read more »
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