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Need donation info, and a final answer.
Jul 28, 2010

I dont want to go into alot of detail on why or how it happened but my penis was in someones mouth for about 1 second. I later found out the person had AIDS. This was a little over a year ago. While I was unaware of the persons status I gave plasma at a donation center for about 3 months without them telling me I had anything wrong with my plasma. But now I'm am very anxiety ridden. I have been getting little spots on my arms that look like broken blood vessels. I also have been feeling a little fatigue and have a swollen lymph node under my jaw BUT there is a broken tooth on the same side. I have been getting nausea also but I'm not sure if thats because of the anxiety. Do these sound like symptoms of hiv a year out? Would the 3 month plasma donation with no problems be conclusive? I also promised a $175 donation and I need some info on where I can do that with a debit/credit card please. Thank you, Doctor Bob. You are a wonderful person!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

I'll make several quick points:

1. A one-second blow job is not a risk for HIV, even if the hoover is positively charged.

2. If you were at all concerned you were HIV infected, you should not have donated plasma! To do so is unconscionable, in my opinion. The testing done at blood donation centers is designed to protect the blood supply, not diagnose HIV infection!

3. Your symptoms are not consistent with HIV. Symptoms, by the way, are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. If you are worried and feel you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, get an HIV test three months or longer from the date of possible exposure. It really is just that straightforward.

4. Donation information, including the credit card and PayPal links, can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org. Thank you for your willingness to help others in desperate need. In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that you are now and will always be HIV free.

Good luck! Be well.

Dr. Bob



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