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ear massage

Dec 19, 2006

Dear Dr. Francisco:

I got a massage today and the chinese massage therapist vigurously massaged my ear. she also put her fingers in the ear canal briefly. As far as i saw she had no cuts nor was she bleeding from her hands. I was kinda taken back by this massage and did not stop her. Now my ear is a little raw. I asked a friend to take a look at it. There is no cuts but there are some areas of redness. Do I need to get tested for AIDS. I have a wife and kids and this thng is driving me crazy. I will donate money. Please reply soon

Response from Dr. Frascino


You're worried about a Chinese massage therapist who "vigurously" massaged your ear??? Hmmm . . . as it turns out, the ear canal is not one of those orifices you have to worry about when it comes to HIV transmission. I see no reason for concern or HIV testing. What's driving you crazy is most likely guilt about your rub-a-dub-dub. I'd suggest you level with your wife. Not only is it the right thing to do but honesty is indeed always the best policy.

Thanks for your donation (

Happy Holidays. By the way, next time you have a massage, you might mention to the "therapist" exactly which body parts you want "vigurously" massaged!

Dr. Bob

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