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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 »

Obsessive compulsive disorder and dried semen

Hello,I am 26 years old. I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at the age of 20, but... Read more »

Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour(OCB) ?

1. I read that people with OCB are usually very paranoid, especially when it comes to diseases... Read more »
Body Positive

Obsessive-Compulsive: To My Psychotherapist, Dan

Just went to look up obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) in the dictionary, actually in two dictionaries. It was in neither. So, while I'm reasonably sure I've had it for years, I'm not sure, clinically, what it is. Is that, in fact, what I've had?... Read more »
Random House, Inc.

"Sexual Compulsivity"

The night Terry's mother called me to tell me that he had died, I spent the rest of the night having sex in the basement of a porn theater. I never cried, but I went back every night for three weeks. I was a mess. I was in parks until all hours of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Mental Health

Anxiety Disorders

Introduction Panic Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) Specific Phobias Generalized Anxiety Disorder Role of Research in Improving the Understanding and Treatment of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Compulsivity, Co-Occurring Psychosocial Health Problems and HIV Risk Among Gay and Bisexual Men: Further Evidence of a Syndemic

The authors set out to evaluate whether sexual compulsivity fits into a syndemic framework, in which it is "one of a number of co-occurring psychosocial health problems that increase HIV risk among men who have sex with men (MSM)." In New York... Read more »
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Sexual compulsivity and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I just tested positive two months ago. I wasn't terribly suprised. I've been taking risks since I came out as a gay man 15 years ago. I am sexually compulsive and I have had very limited success controlling this problem. I've done therapy, 12... Read more »

HIV obsessed

Posted by U_mushroomhaters, 3 Replies
Some of you know me some of you hate me (probably deserved) I am obsessed with HIV and it has cost me EVERYTHING I love in life.It all started 3 1/2 years ago I had some unlikely exposures (oral and maybe a needle stick) about 6 months after that I... Read more »

Compulsive Cruiser now reclusive

Posted by Hi_Im_Jason, 7 Replies
Hi all its great to join a well structured and run forum.
I have been pos for 2 years now and have not disclosed or talked to anybody about HIV.
My problem is that I feel very guilty about getting HIV because the way I got it.

I am a closet gay... Read more »

trash, stain, blood?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear all
I suffer from OCD obsessive compulsive disorder. One of my obsessions is the fear of having thrown something into the trash that I shouldn't have. Last night I had an anxiety attack which caused me to compulsively look into a trashcan... Read more »