نشرت إحدى المجلات الطبية المحكمة قصة رجل أجنبي قام بإجراء فحص فيروس نقص المناعة البشري أكثر من 100 مرة.

وهو رجل عمره 36 سنة ، عانى لأكثر من عشر سنوات من وسواس مبالغ فيه وخوف من مرض الايدز.

وبدأت قصته عندنا كان يعمل في برنامج توعوي حول مرض الايدز ويتضمن قراءة العديد من المقالات حول هذا المرض. مما أشعل عنه نار الخوف من المرض. ثم توفي جاره المصاب بفيروس نقص المناعة لتبدأ رحلته في وسواس الايدز.

وكان يراجع المستشفى لإجراء الفحص كلما شرب من أكواب أو أكل من اواني استعملها أشخاص آخرون


ولا يعرف عدد الفحوصات التي أجراها ولكنها تقدر لأكثر من مئة فحص جاءت نتائجها كلها سليمة.

ولم يعد مقتنعا بالفحوصات المحلية فصار يرسل العينات لمختبرات معتمدة في فرنسا وألمانيا.


علما بأنه اب متزوج ولديه 4 أبناء ، ولا يعاني من اي مشاكل صحية سابقة.

كما أنه أبوه وأمه احياء ولا يوجد أي تاريخ عائلي بالأمراض النفسية.


36-year-old government employee presented with a 10-year history of excessive worry that he may have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) after working in a health education program that involved reading several articles and websites about AIDS. Around that time, one of his neighbors died of AIDS, which made him more worried about having the disease himself despite not having a close relationship with that neighbor. He started attending local hospitals and asking to be tested for HIV infection after shaving or sharing cups with other people. He continued having himself tested repeatedly and contacting international labs in France and Germany, sending them his blood samples. He spent hours reading different articles about HIV testing and the HIV genome. He continued to send his blood for testing, around 100-200 times, despite getting negative results every time. He is aware that his excessive worries about having AIDS are irrational but cannot stop himself from sending his blood for testing; this has cost him lots of money, and he has had to borrow money from his wife and brothers.

He is married and has four children. He has no medical illness, and his early childhood was uneventful. Both of his parents are alive and healthy, and there is no family history of mental illness.