|When I Grow Up...
Nov 17, 2009
I just wanted to drop a line to say that you are my idol. I have been working as a community health educator and HIV testing counselor for 5 years and make sure to visit your forum as frequently as I am able.
When I first started in this line of work I was very young (21) and intimidated by the vast amount of information I would have to know to do my job effectively. Fortunately I have been able to use this site over time as a resource to get scientifically accurate, up-to-date information on a variety of topics.
I appreciate your consistency, honesty and humor when addressing questions posed on the site. I have gleaned so much good information from tracking your forum, and have shared a good deal of laughter at your responses on occasion when dealing with individuals describing no-risk scenarios or asking questions that never die.
Your work on this site has had a great influence on how I do my job. Although I chose a non-medical degree field and will never be a doctor; am a self-taught substitute church pianist and no virtuoso; and answer my questions in high school classrooms in the midwest and not on the world's leading HIV website; I always say around the clinic that "I wanna be like Dr. Bob when I grow up!" lol.
Thank you for all you do.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi Midwest Preventioneer,
Thank you for your very kind comments. You made my day (and I was having a really great day even before I read your post!). It's always comforting to know the thousands of words I type and send into cyberspace (as well as the thousands of hours I spend reading questions and crafting responses) actually have an impact on the real world beyond the single questioner freaked out about nibbling on the silicone-enhanced bodacious ta-tas attached to a Bouncing Buella at the local Badda Bing.
By disseminating scientifically sound HIV/AIDS prevention information, you essentially have grown up to be a "Dr. Bob." More importantly, you may well have also saved a life! I'm delighted to consider you a colleague.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.