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Worrying About Hiv Ocd

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Risk, worry & OCD

Yesterday I had protected (partial) receptive anal sex with a male masseur at a sauna. I don't know the HIV status of the masseur but he was fastidious in observed hygiene and condom usage. .He failed to properly penetrate me as I was too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another married bi-guy with depression, OCD and hemorrhoids wanting to play Brokeback Mountain with a studly masseur??? You're like the 3rd one this week!My assessment and advice remain the same to all:1.HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No... Read more »

Follow up HIV OCD.

Dr Bob, please ignore my previous email as this is the correct one. I am sorry to write to you... Read more »

OCD, HIV, and Donation

Hi doctor, first I'd like to donate some money to your foundation, which I will do so first... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Are You a "Worried Well" Person?

Many people are fearful that they have HIV, even though they are either at very low risk of infection, or have tested negative for HIV. The common term informally used to describe people in this situation is "worried well." This term generally... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Increasing in Australia

Australia's HIV infection rate is increasing, with the latest figures showing worrying trends in the nation's three most populous states. Last year, 700 Australians, mainly gay and bisexual men, were infected with HIV. Records show new HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged 109 new HIV/AIDS cases in June, compared to 40 for June 2009. In the first six... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Silence About HIV Worries Treasure Coast Officials

Health authorities in Florida's Treasure Coast counties worry that widespread stigma and fear of AIDS may be keeping people from being tested for HIV -- and that the area's case counts may thus be artificially low. Martin and Indian River counties... Read more »
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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 »

OCD or possible HIV risk?

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
About 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 »

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 »

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 »