Fear of AIDS: Its meaning and implications for clinical practice

@article{EdD2004FearOA,
  title={Fear of AIDS: Its meaning and implications for clinical practice},
  author={Samuel Knapp Ed.D. and ABPP Leon Vandecreek},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={239-247}
}
Clinical reports have appeared about patients who present for mental health treatment with the major symptom of fearing that they have AIDS. The clinical reports of patients who fear AIDS are similar to those made many years ago by patients who feared syphilis. As with the syphilophobia of years ago, the AIDS group represents a divergent set of patients. Some can be described as the “worried well” who have realistic concerns because of a recent history of high risk behavior; others have… CONTINUE READING