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Sep 12, 2010

Hi Robert J. Frascino,

I saw your article and assistance to people who had questions over the internet regarding HIV, i would like to donate any little i can even 70$ i dont know if you accept such little donations, my wife is HIV+ and am HIV- but we do have protected sex, last night she i had a slight cut on my lips and she also had a red mark on hers which did not open to bleed, but seems like she hit her lips while opening the door with force and the blood came together and was red on her lips both up and down but did not open, or maybe opened a little, but no blood that i saw came out.

We kissed the same day under this condition would it be a problem?


Response from Dr. Frascino


No, this would not be considered a risk for HIV transmission. You would need non-intact skin (open cut) coming into contact with another open wound, essentially blood-to-blood, for an HIV-transmission risk.

Thank you for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( What may seem like a small donation to you can, in reality, save lives! For instance, it costs 85 cents to provide HIV-positive pregnant women in sub-Sahara Africa with antiretroviral medications that can significantly decrease the risk of passing the virus onto the unborn child. In essence, 85 cents can save a life! You can "do the math" for the potential lives saved with a $70 donation! On behalf of those lives, please accept my heartfelt thanks.

Be well. You and your wife might benefit from reading the information in the chapter in the archives devoted to magnetic couples.

Dr. Bob

Thank you for your donation card . Just a few more questions please. I think my question could help others
On nPep for possible exposure: is this treatment necessary?

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