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  1. #1
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    Feb 2004
    , , Ireland.

    Fear of blood

    I have obsessions of contamination and fear of blood. Public transport, public toilets, librarys, even shops can really scare me. I get this horrible thoughts about there being HIV-blood on things and that just a small trace of this would come on my hands and then later I would bite my nails or pick my nose and get infected and later die.
    Yes I know it sounds crazy but I have a big issue with this blood. I am scared of blood, even though I hardly ever actually see it.
    My scariest thought and my biggest fear has been HIV-infection since I saw a documentary about it in school many years ago.
    Needless to say I wash my hands like a maniac when I come home from a night on the pub or a shopping-trip.
    I live in a big town (capitol) and so I have to deal with being around a lot of people when I go out. These people include junkies/drug addicts which unfortunately hang around the city-center. These junkies also scare me, and allthough I never ever talk to them, just accidentally bumping into one on the streets or the bus scares the hell out of me. Not because I am afraid of being robbed, no I am afraid that they might have HIV-blood on their clothes or hands or whatever.
    I am so scared of blood it is ruining my life...I am afraid to even go out sometimes.[:0]

    Anyone else have similar issues ???[xx(]:(

    Let us stop the panic

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    , , United Kingdom.
    Is this despite knowing the reality that it is absolutely not possible to get HIV transmitted in any of the ways that you mention that you fear .

    You recognise that these are irrational thought processes ?


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    I have a fear of allergies but realize they are very irrational. i therefore have to push myself and challenge myself to eat certain things etc.

    Have you seen your GP about it?


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