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FEVER AND FEAR
Jun 17, 2007

Hi Doctor,

Thanks for all you do. Your help and wisdom is invaluable.

I had a nonsexual meeting with a woman who had extremely bad, grayish teeth. I didn't see any blood but my teeth were really bad which made me fear the presence of blood in her mouth. She accidentally spit in my eye while we were close together and speaking.

I'm scared now, because 3 weeks later, I have an elevated temp of 99-99.7 that has been there for about a week consistently, with only a few breaks.

Am I at any risk for HIV? This body temp thing has be freaked out!

Please answer. I have made a donation to www.concertedeffort.org.

Thanks for being there!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

"Extremely bad, grayish teeth???" Ick! Well despite this dental nightmare, your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. A low grade fever of 99.7 is not worrisome for HIV ARS. If you remain concerned about this nonexistent exposure and its beyond remote HIV risk, get a single rapid test at the three-month mark. It will undoubtedly be negative. However, this may be the most effective and efficient way to put your irrational HIV worries permanently to rest.

Thanks for your donation. You should be receiving your personalized acknowledgement and thank-you letter from me via snail mail soon.

Dr. Bob



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