Aug 23, 2007
Hi Dr. Rob,
I am a health science student in Canada, pursuing a degree in Pharmacy. I have been trying to lose weight at the gym, and so far it has been successful (lost 26lbs).
My concern is that, the other day at the gym, I was taking a shower, and I stepped on something that appeared to be either an ear ring or a tongue ring of some sort. I checked my foot, but there seems no cuts, however, I am worried that what if a small abrasion or a surface cut was made, and if that object was infected, I can be infected of HIV. I have been fully vaccinated against other diseases, however, this is driving me nuts! Would you warrant a HIV testing? There were no visible blood, but what if.....?
P.S You are getting handsomer by the day!!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent. Testing is not warranted.
". . . handsomer by the day???" Thanks! But how do you know this? Were you staring at me in the gym showers when you tripped over that bit of bling?
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