crippling fear of hiv
Hi all. I am a heterosexual male suffering from extreme HIV anxiety. It started 2 months ago when I stubbed my finger underneath my theater chair looking for my keys. I bled a little bit, and some time later I started thinking about HIV.I began to imagine that maybe I got stabbed by a needle instead of the screw that I initially recall stubbing my finger on. Well, after this event, I started thinking about the validity of my last HIV test. I took it 4 months after the last time i had unprotected sex. This same HIV test was also about 40 days (nearly 6 weeks) after I got blackout drunk two nights in a row. Since i was already thinking about HIV because of my theater incident, I started analyzing the events which transpired before my last HIV test.
Repeat testing seems to be a cyclical process with me. To summarize, I am fearful of HIV because I stubbed my finger in a theater, I am concerned of the validity of my HIV test 4 months after having unprotected sex with a female, and I am irrationally afraid of being violated when I was black out drunk.
Any help regarding my anxiety would be very much appreciated.
Last edited by Administrator; 08-27-2012 at 11:17 AM.