So, this group is specifically for obsessive compulsive disorder and not for a continuation of any risk discussion. Will look at this from a mental health aspect. And this does appear to need to be addressed. Remember, what OCD is. You have an intrusive thought (obsession) followed by a compulsion (for thought this is often seeking reassurance, mulling over and over in your mind, researching, etc.). Is that you? This also can be anxiety alone. Either way, the thing is that to overcome ocd, the gold standard of care is ERP or exposure response therapy. This is rough because it means leaning into your fear. The first thing to do is acknowledge that the fear is mental health related. You are doing this. Good job. You may call it a false memory but it's actually just intrusive thoughts ruminating. Thoughts aren't facts. They are just thoughts. And a sign of brain activity rather than reality. The second step in ERP is to NOT do your compulsion. Ask for reassurance. Research. Overthink the whole thing. But instead . . . sit with all the discomfort of it. Yes, it feels bad. But it is how you get over it. Ya, you fear you got hiv. Sit with that fear. Feel it and don't try to solve it. Do it for as long as you can and then go do something else . . . whatever is your go to such as exercise, watching a movie, hanging out with someone, etc. But KNOW that every time you seek reassurance or try to solve the intrusive thought? You solidify it further and it is harder to get rid of. Seek some therapy by a trained psychologist. And consider medication as it works well for ocd.