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80 Days Around the Anxiety Globe
Oct 11, 2009

Dearest Dr. Bob,

I appreciate your time in advance. Incident: Only a massage with a tug at the end at a massage place in the U.S. No other contact and she was never undressed or did anything else. Understanding that the risk was zero, I still wanted to get tested and did so at 11 1/2 weeks (80 days). HIV 1/2 ELISA was negative. Do I need to actually get to 12 weeks or can I move on?

I donate regularly to your wonderful organization, although this is my first time asking a question. You are one of a kind indeed. ;-) Tks again for your time.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Your HIV-acquisition risk from a rub-and-tug is indeed "zero." Consequently your negative HIV test at 11.5 weeks comes as no surprise. Even your initial HIV testing was not warranted. Consequently there is certainly no indication for additional testing. Yell WOO-HOO and move on! OK?

Thank you for your tax-deductible donations to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). They are warmly appreciated.

Be well. Stay well. (Yes, you are indeed well!)

Dr. Bob



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