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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder And Hiv

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Obsessive Compulsive disorder and social contact with hiv-friend?

Hi! I have a friend who has been working 5 weeks in a hospital in south africa. There he worked in a heart and lung section for children. During his stay he slept with a girl (that he met. She worked as a waitress) but used a condom. How afraid...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If he used the condom correctly (put it on properly before inserting, and withdrew while securing the condom) then he should not be afraid. As for visiting your friend, you are not at risk unless you handle blood or other body fluids with open... Read more »

Can you please help???? Living with fear of HIV for a long time.

Hello Dr. Horwath, Now I know that you cannot diagnose someone over the internet... Read more »

Please dont let me suffer no more, donation from sunny scotland

I work in a large training centre. I have a thing about touching door handles etc. I used my... Read more »
Body Positive

Obsessive-Compulsive: To My Psychotherapist, Dan

...does help you deal with the crap. Author's note: I wrote the preceeding letter in 1989, two years before learning about my HIV-positive status. In a very real way, the years of living with obsessive- compulsive disorder prepared me for living... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Are You a "Worried Well" Person?

...well" people include: Clinical depression Anxiety disorders (severe anxiety) Severe guilt Phobias (Having an irrational fear) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Other psychological disorders These psychological problems can only be diagnosed... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Mental Health Issues With HIV/AIDS

...include a sense of numbness, emotional detachment, or a dazed state. Different types of anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias (fears of... Read more »
The Body

Terry Johnson

...Age: 45 Home: Birmingham, Ala. Diagnosed: 1994 Click here to view Terry's medical history and updates! The same year AIDS took his brother's life, Terry Johnson was diagnosed with HIV. The diagnosis came during a routine physical exam as... Read more »
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trash, stain, blood?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure... I would really appreciate your help. Also, since I put my flashlight in one pocket in my jacket, do I risk anything (HIV) every time I stick my hand in that pocket? Do I need to wash my jacket? Lastly I would like to say that I am... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If you had a non- reactive test results 6-12 weeks after a exposure to HIV (exposure not unknown) your chance of it turning poz is nezt to zero. If you had a indeterminate 8 week then there would be a Read more »

To PaulB

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Paul, I am going to be frank and to the point...You need to IMMEDIATELY go to a psychiatrist, not a neurologist, not an HIV doc, a psychiatrist--explain your situation and state you can not wait for an appointment and they will give you... Read more »

Whose knowledgable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sorry..I posted the probability question below but, being unfamiliar with this, I forgot to use a question mark. Your help is appreciated..see below for the question. Thanks Read more »