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Nov 14, 2008

I have now donated. This is the third email in a very short amount of time - I am freaking out. I have a genital wart at the base of my penis. I had a prostitute give me oral sex with a condom on, but I don't know if the condom covered my wart or not. Am I at risk, should I get Pep or should I end it all? Please reply. PLEASE REPLY NO JOKE PLEASE REPLY. Thanks, N

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello N,

1. Are you at risk? No. Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible at best.

2. Should you get PEP? No, of course not.

3. Should you end it all? End it all? Hmm . . . no, N. I don't think that's such a great idea. Instead I would recommend that you enroll in some drama-reduction classes!

My advice:

1. Get your genital warts treated! (You potentially exposed your sex worker to HPV! She's the one who should be writing to me. Not you!)

2. If, despite my reassurance, you can't shake off your worries (unwarranted as they are), get a single three-month HIV test. The results will undoubtedly be negative and that should put any residual worries permanently to rest.

Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (

Be well. Stop freaking out!

Dr. Bob

Dr.Bob am I gay?...
So very happy for you

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