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WONDERFUL BOB!!!, if you can hear me out of the crowd
Oct 30, 2007

Hi DR BOB,

Thanks for hearing me out of the crowd. You are a great DR with great sex life & sex knowledged. I have a question about folliculitis & HIV. I have protected oral & vagina sexual intercourse with a sex worker (Unknown HIV status) and right after that I notice I got a fresh burst what know to be folliculitis at the pubic region. If there is a vagina fluids in contact would this causes HIV infection? What will be the chances to get infected with in such scenario?

I promise you a donation as soon as I received my year end bonuses.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Generally speaking, "protected" sex would indeed be protected, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail. Theoretically there would be a risk if HIV-infected fluids came in significant contact with non-intact skin. Whether your bout of folliculitis qualifies for non-intact skin, I would have no way of knowing without examining you. However, all things considered, I would place your HIV-acquisition risk in the very low to negligible range. Certainly if you are worried, get a single rapid HIV test at the three-month mark. The odds are all in your favor that you did not contract HIV from the episode you describe. Thanks for your desire to make a tax-deductible gift to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that your definitive three-month HIV test is negative. I strongly believe it will indeed be negative.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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