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how can i donate?

Jan 20, 2008

Hello Doc, 1. I would like to make a donation to your foundation but I'm unsure about how to go about it. How do I do it? 2. Thank you for your time and effort! Your input is greatly appreciated. 3. I've heard that HIV-2 has a slower progression than HIV-1. If this is true, would the development of antibodies be prolonged as well? Would this warrant testing past 3 months? My risk is unprotected sex with a man from nigeria(i am a female). We had sex about 5-8 times. I thought i could WOO-HOO when i tested at 3 months until i learned about HIV-2.

Response from Dr. Frascino


1. Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at

2. You're welcome.

3. Compared to HIV-1, HIV-2 is associated with a slower rate of both CD4 cell decline and clinical progression. However, this has nothing to do with the production of anti-HIV antibodies to HIV-2 infection or the duration of the window period. Testing past three months due to concerns about HIV-2 is not warranted.

You should be WOO-HOOing, not worrying, OK?

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob is from Rochester?!?!

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