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Can any doctor advice on counseling pertining to AIDS phobia ?

Dear Doctor , I have been having a lot of obsessive negative and phobias about HIV AIDS , i am unmarried and not sexually active also , because of irrational fear , this has caused a lot of damage to my carrer , i cannot take actions in life , i am constantly fearing it all the time, how to overcome my obsessive thought which i have been facing for past 14 years, i have read all information on the internet yet i feel fearfull of hiv. i need a good counseller to help me come out of my mental trauma. I am from Mumbai , India , regards
Asked On : Wed, 3 Aug 2011
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Thanks for posting your query.

Obscession could be treated, you should not have wasted so many years.
You need to be addressed by a psychiatrist for your problem.
You would be given cognitive behavior therapy.

And from my side I can counsel you by saying that HIV would only be contracted if you have unprotected intercourse with a HIV positive partner.

There are reviews written by our users about doctors in our listing, those can guide you for a better doctor. You can search for a doctor in your area. .
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Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.


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