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Jun 19, 2010

Doc, this is really quick -

I saw two syringes in a parking lot. They didn't have a needle attached (that I saw, anyway). But the 'creep factor' is something I can't shake. I've got little red pin pricks on my legs. I feel stinging sensations. Please tell me that I didn't get stuck with anything and not know it. I'd rather be called a flutternutter then to have missed a PEP window.

Thank you SO much!!

Response from Dr. Frascino


"Creep factor"??? What's that? Needles creeping up on you and secretly injecting you with fresh HIV-tainted blood while stabbing you completely unnoticed??? Yep, that would be creepyas well as totally impossible.

So you want me to please tell you that you didn't get stuck with anything and not know it? OK, here ya go: You didn't get stuck with anything, particularly a syringe filled with fresh HIV-infected blood!! OK?

PEP is definitely not warranted. Enrollment in Dr. Bob's Official Fluffernutter Club is.

You're welcome SO much!

Dr. Bob

I thought it would be a while before I came back !! Well, Guess Not

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