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Hot Tamale!!
Feb 11, 2009

This will sound strange, but don't laugh. My aunt bought tamale's from this really low budget place, but they are sooooo good!! I ate a tamale and it tasted a bit like blood. I'm not sure if I bit my tongue or what. But let's say someone with HIV cut themselves or whatever while making the tamales and then I ate it. It had been about 1 1/2 day until I ate it. It had been in the refrigerator then I microwaved it for 40 seconds. I will donate $50 honorably, please just help me!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi Hot Tamale!

Your fears are completely unwarranted. First of all HIV does not survive outside the body. Second of all, HIV would not survive the refrigerator and microwave. Third of all, HIV would not survive those hot spices in the tasty tamale!

Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).

Be well.

Dr. Bob



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