I'm 100% sure that I'm doing the wrong thing in posting this and thinking about it instead of doing my work and ignoring the topic, but this just seems so urgent.
I have been going to an OCD support group for about a year and I have only talked about how OCD is a problem in one specific area of my life (at work), and I've left out all of the other problems that I have with OCD -- harm OCD, some "just right" OCD, fear of infecting my wife and son with AIDS, fear that I'll never get better and so I should just kill myself, relationship-based OCD, and some other more minor themes. I've told my therapist that I'm going to talk at the support group about my different themes, as where are people better going to understand OCD than at an OCD support group. Now I'm terrified.
If I talk about all of this at the support group then I'm going to have to bring up my fear of AIDS with my wife. This was a concern for about 20 years and was one of my earliest OCD themes along with harm OCD. Neither of these really caused problems for me at the time and it would have been a very low level of OCD for a long time. Besides, I had some legitimate concerns about possibly being exposed to AIDS, so it seems like a very rational fear. This fear of AIDS has pretty much gone away, so can't I just leave it out? It doesn't really seem like OCD and it's not causing problems now. I haven't done any exposures for this fear because it isn't causing problems now. Maybe it isn't OCD and I can just leave it alone.