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Ocd Fear Of Having 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
...impact on your life, not to mention your love life, if you feel you can't even kiss your gal pal!Your concerns about acquiring HIV from your computer or a handshake or "burping the nephew" are completely unwarranted. But you knew that already... 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 »

No Glove???

I have been struggling with crippling OCD fears of HIV for several years and am slowly improving in... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g., traditional gender roles... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...poor self-image and low self-esteem. Somepeople may want to stop taking their HIV drugs. Others may put off treatmentdue to fear of experiencing lipodystrophy symptoms. You should talk to yourhealth care provider if you are feeling this way. ... Read more »
Connect With Others

risk?

Posted by mollyshurtmen, 2 Replies
... i know i got a cut afterwards from the nail drill they use and it got underneath the nail on my pinky finger. if she were hiv positive is transmission possible? thanks. i'm freaking out. i washed my hands before she applied nail polish with... Read more »

So worried - 3 month test next week post-PEP

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
...and my memory has some gaps. Although the one perpetrator was white British/European, he was a stranger, so I do not know his HIV status. I received internal injuries from the assault, which left me bleeding, and external injuries on my body... Read more »

Test results!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Lord! Thanks Isabelle and pvc for your reply. I completely agree that I need to share what I have learned about OCD and the fear of hiv with others. Hiv does not discriminate and we all need to learn acceptance and unconditional love. I had a... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
...the roll. When I got home, the fear was gradually getting controlled over me. I have been worried over the risk of catching HIV from using that toilet paper. I am afraid that someone who used the roll before me may have pour infected blood... Read more »