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Ocd And Fear Of Hiv

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Ask the Experts

I have OCD and my HIV fear is getting bad

So I go through about 2-3 panic attacks every day about possible HIV exposure. The most recent one is one that I have been dwelling on for the past few hours. This is what happened. I got back from the bar with my friends and just decided to go to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey OCD College Stud (short for student!),Fears that result in two to three panic attacks per day mean your OCD is OOC (out of control)! It must be incredibly difficult to endure such chronic and severe worrying. It's clearly having a negative... Read more »

HIV fear and OCD

Dear, I am living in a hostel. We live in dormitories. HIV positive detected colloquies are also... Read more »

ocd keeps me from leading a fear free life

I have ocd and I am constantly terrified of getting AIDS. Most of my life I have been able to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

Advances in antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have made it possible for more HIV-positive parents to have children. But few studies have examined transmission fears that might remain for these families and how they... Read more »
TheBody.com

Motherhood and HIV -- the Laughter, the Fears and the Hopes of HIV-Positive Moms

One of the most common questions that many women living with HIV have is whether they will be able to have healthy children. With the help of modern medicine, we know that the answer is a resounding "YES!" Of course, all the challenges after ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines How Mining Industry in Mozambique Increasing Fears of HIV

IRIN ¬†examines how "[e]very mining boom brings the fear of a rising HIV infection rate, particularly in a country like Mozambique, where the estimated prevalence is already 11.3 percent." The news service looks at how the promise of a large coal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota: Rise in Syphilis Sparks Fears of Rise in HIV

An outbreak of syphilis in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., gay community is sparking fears that it will soon be followed by an increase in HIV and other STDs, state health officials said last week. Similar outbreaks in Los Angeles, San Francisco... Read more »
Connect With Others

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Dear 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 »

OCD over HIV...please pray for me.

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hello 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 »

OCD about HIV

Posted by preferanon, 5 Replies
I 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 »

Hope I dont offend..does anyone here have OCD?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am the person who posted below about my fears of my son possibly contracting the virus from a shared drink at the playground. My son's mouth sometimes bleeds after I brush his teeth and I was/am terrified that maybe the other boy's mouth had... Read more »