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donation sent - need good luck karma

Mar 17, 2008

Hi Dr. Bob,

thank you so much for answering me! (really worried - Feb 29, 2008). I have sent a donation and really need your good luck karma! I still have two months to go until I even get the three month test. It is tough to not let this worry consume me; I read your response every day to keep my spirits up. No need to respond, just say a little prayer for me and wish your good luck! Please spread your good luck karma to all those worried about HIV, living with HIV. I am totally awed by the courage people have, and the courage you have.

Ultra Worried.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hey Ultra Worried,

An extra dose of Dr. Bob-certified good-luck karma has been signed, sealed and sent with a kiss. Relax, I'm quite confident all will turn out "well," including you!

I'll await your WOO-HOO. (You can start practicing it now, OK?)

Dr. Bob

Really worried

Response from Dr. Frascino


Insertive oral sex carries an extremely low risk for HIV acquisition; cunnilingus, even a lower risk still. You can read more about this in the archives. We have a whole chapter dedicated to oral sex. A small healing cold sore could possibly increase transmission risk. However, overall I would say your risk remains very, very low at best. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.

I agree with your decision to get a three-month test. It's the most efficient and effective way to put your fears permanently to rest.

Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( In return I'll send you my good-luck karma that your definitive three-month test is negative. I strongly suspect it will indeed be negative.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

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