A belated WOOHOO!
Apr 22, 2007
Hi Dr Bob. This is a note of thanks. I'm absolutely convinced that your daily emails save lives. I suffered from intense anxiety, convinced I had been infected with HIV after protected sex with a sex worker 2 years ago. The guilt and fear was overwhelming. Each symptom I came across on the internet became a self-fulfilling prophecy - including night sweats (which I'd NEVER had before) and a skin rash (which was later diagnosed as pityriasis rosea). I couldn't function at work, and was completely consumed by the fears. The ONLY voice of reason I found during the 3 month wait was yours. Reading and re-reading(often frantically) your replies each day provided a vital anchor at a time when I really did consider suicide. I was tested 4 times over 4 months - convinced that even the 3-month test was wrong. It was all madness. I guess this is a very belated WOOHOO!, but I know that others will be able to relate to this experience. Never underestimate what you've done for so many. Thank you sincerely. Michael.
Response from Dr. Frascino
My emails save lives!?! WOW. I thought I was lucky just to escape everyone's spam filter. I'm delighted you found the information here enlightening and reassuring.
Be well. Stay well.
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