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David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a social worker, certified sex therapist and clinical hypnotherapist. He has worked in the areas of mental health and substance abuse for more than 25 years.

Diagnosed with HIV in 1988, David is dedicated to promoting physical and emotional resilience in his own life and in the lives of his psychotherapy clients. Like the Hindu goddess Durga, he strives to live fearlessly and patiently, never losing his sense of humor even in battles of epic proportions.

David's blog entries have appeared on LifeLube and The Bilerico Project, Florida. He's also a contributor to's blog for health care providers, HIV Care Today. He answers questions about Mental Health and Substance Use in two separate "Ask the Experts" forums on David resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with his partner.

David is the author of Lust, Men and Meth: A Guy Mans Guide to Sex and Recovery. Learn more about David on his website,

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Some practical tips and skills to lessen the negative impact of the season and to promote healthy connection and enjoyment of the holidays.

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CBD oil for anxiety while taking Anti-virals

I have struggled with anxiety long before my HIV. I have been taking CBD oil and it helps. But I read that CBD oil may interact with the P450 ensyme and could interfere with my Genvoya. My HIV doc said it is ok but I wanted to check with an expert. I...

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I cant get out of HIV/AIDS phobia

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Let's Talk About Chemsex in the Gay Community, and Here Are 6 Ways to Do It

"It is the seductive appeal of chemsex to mitigate shame, loneliness, the search for connection, and even boredom among gay men that I believe is particularly disturbing and that our community must directly confront," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., LCSW...

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Genvoya an Drugs

Hello from Germany, I would like to ask about possible interreactions between this medicine (Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabin/Tenofoviralafenamid) and Extasy, GBL/GHB and Crystal Meth (iv). I take this treatment since 1 week. Unfortunately very f...

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Skills for Conquering Loneliness and Protecting Your Health When Living With HIV

For persons living with HIV isolation and loneliness can be catastrophic, says David Fawcett Ph.D., LCSW. A number of interventions are being investigated to impact loneliness and its consequences.