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Feb 11, 2009

I was walking with a friend, and we ran into this homeless man that is known to have HIV. He bugged us for money, but we had none. What if he poked me with a syringe with his blood in it.. would I have felt it? Am I being super duper irrational? He was VERY close to me, and I was walking fast because I was scared. I'm wondering if he pricked me with a syringe because he was mad, would I have felt it or I was focusing too much on getting away fast, that I didn't even realize it?

$200 donation, just please help! I cant eat and I'm totally stressed out! Maybe I have OCD, I don't know. I just need reassurance.

I beg you to please answer this question! Much love!!!!

Response from Dr. Frascino


Are you being super duper irrational? Yep! Absolutely ultra-whacko! Dude, the guy is HIV positive and homeless. Don't you think he has bigger problems to worry about than trying to infect passersby with a syringe full of HIV-tainted blood??? Homeless people are not homicidal psychopaths wielding HIV-infected syringes as deadly weapons! As for your feeling the prick, well of course you would have felt it, silly boy. If you don't believe me, get a sterile syringe and do your own experiment. Have a buddy stab you with the syringe as you walk by. I can assure you that you will more than notice it! Your HIV fears are completely irrational!

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

Be well. Stay well. Stop worrying, OK?

Dr. Bob


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