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Eight Ball
Nov 28, 2002

Hello Dr. Bob

I read your forum on a daily basis and I have seen your comments regarding people who test at 3 months and that is very reassuring.

I am happy to say that I tested HIV negative at three months (86 days post exposure) and tested negative close to six months (161 days post exposure). I received oral sex (approx 20 seconds) from a Korean sex worker and had unprotected sex with a Korean girlfriend I was seeing for a while two days after the oral sex episode (I know, I'm a bonehead) back in FEB 2002.

My question is should I feel confidant in those results? I've been experiencing dry mouth since July (ie. pasty, metallic taste at times). I do not know if this is stressed induced.

In the meantime I have been shaking up my eightball fortune telling ball for that comfort. I know I shouldn't rely on symptoms but it is really hard to stop thinking about it with this dry mouth.

Thanks Dr. Bob. You are the best and I always pray for you and those like you who are selflessly working to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. God Bless you Dr. Bob. You're an angel.

v/r eight ball fanatic

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hey Eight Ball Fanatic!

If that fortune-telling ball isn't saying, "Relax bonehead, you're absolutely fine," throw the darned thing away! Even the defunct phony psychic Miss Cleo would have to agree that if your 3- and 6-month tests are negative, so are you! No crystal ball or fortune telling apparatus needed!

Stay well, and no more going out without your "raincoat" in place, OK?

Dr. Bob


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