... There's absolutely nothing wrong with getting STD/HIV tested. If you're sexually active at all, it's definitely something worth getting.
And, in your case, it would provide the ultimate end to the problem. You can fool the tests. You'd be found negative and you could put all the worry away. (8 replies)
... Have you considered going and getting STD/HIV tested? A negative result would/should put 100% of your fears to rest...especially since you're worrying about something from YEARS ago. (8 replies)
... or have kids. I have spent all my adult life so far without any partner. I keep thinking that no one will want me if I am HIV or HEP positive. ... (8 replies)
... re silly, they make no sense, etc. but OCD and anxiety are not rational nor do they act rational. They never have been and never will be. ... (8 replies)
... Trust me when I say that what you're experiencing can be typical for people who have OCD, and as silly as this may sound, simply reminding yourself that you have OCD can actually decrease the symptoms that are common for those of us with OCD. ... (8 replies)
... Hello everyone,
I will try to keep this a bit brief so I don't get too boring. For over a month now, I have had a serious compulsive habit that causes me to worry about getting HIV. After a couple of weeks I began worrying about Hepatitis too. Every thought I have goes back to over 10 years ago, when I was in junior high school. It was triggered after looking at some old... (8 replies)
I agree with DigDoug. If you really want to know for sure you should go and have the test done. As DigDoug said, it's just a good thing to have done if you're sexually active. (8 replies)
... Hi digdoug1,
I have thought about it and I even drove all the way to a clinic in my area. I sat in my car for a couple minutes and left. I couldn't believe I drove all the way there, because I have always been paranoid and cynical, but never to this extent. I feel like an idiot getting tested for something that other people are actually at risk for. I admit I am also... (8 replies)
... Hi BadMalibu,
Thanks for your response, it feels a little better actually having someone listen and offer feedback. I am going to talk to my parents, since they are in the medical field. I know this may further feed my compulsions, but do you feel any of these situations are rational? The last compulsive thought bothers me the most. I stop everything I am doing just to... (8 replies)
... Hi there
i am really sorry to be bothering you with this, but some info would be great.
I have phoned the Terrent higgins trust recently and was told by a lovely gentleman that i was not at risk at all, it sunk in but i am worried again.
I suffer from HIV OCD and have been advised that HIV is very hard to catch yet i worry
Here is my story of what i am worried about (11 replies)
... I don't think it's a question of whether someone will recover from HIV OCD, but more of a question of how do we handle our OCD symptoms themselves since it's not really about HIV, but about OCD. ... (1 replies)
... actually been better with the luvox.... it's just that every once in a while there's a really bad incident and it bothers me for hours and hours. I used to have hiv ocd followed by a fear of hitting people while driving and it progressed to what it is now. i dont know it's really tough to tell to be honest. ... (8 replies)
... I'm 15 years old, I'm a virgin and both of my parents have tested negative for HIV, yet I STILL think I have it. When my dentist was examining my teeth, he didn't wear gloves, so I seriously keep thinking to myself, "what if he had a cut on his finger and he bleeded into my mouth? What if he just figured out that he has aids and is now taking it out on his patients by... (0 replies)
... Ive also woken up with a little cut under my thumb nail from last night, i got a piece of plastic stuck under the nail
its no longer bleeding and its dry, yet my head is freaking that i am touching coins and hands today. OCD is trying to get a new spin on me
im going to wear a plaster over it for germs reason, but i need to make sure my head knows that its not cos of HIV (11 replies)
... I think with the wedding scare was that i was SOO drunk that OCD had a field day making up stories to fill my head with crap as i cant remember. ... (11 replies)
... ounter all the time. If you got AIDS through these forms of casual contact, every person in the world would probably have AIDS. It is very common for people with OCD to obsess about AIDS, moreso than most other diseases. I used to always worry that I would get pricked by an infected needle. ... (11 replies)
... Thank u sooo much for your time in your reply, im glad someone else has had a similar situation
i have been told by professionals that there is zero risk yet my mind couldnt let go of it, its like a spoilt brat when it comes to OCD.Has to be proven right
Even u saying that there is a chance it went straight to those words.pathetic isnt it.
Its true when u say that there... (11 replies)
... you have to stare it in the face to beat it. Obviously, I am not trying to prevent anyone from getting tested for HIV if they feel there is a legitimate reason they may be at risk, but based on the information macman has described, this sounds like pure OCD. ... (11 replies)
... AIDS OCD really bad, but have overcome it for the most part. In my opinion, getting tested is a bad idea here. ... (11 replies)
... ofcoarse you are, i have never met someone who wouldnt care like this. i dont think ocd has much to do with it. i think because this is a very tough situation it has made you very paranoid, not really obsessed. ... (11 replies)