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Sep 13, 2010

Dear Dr. Bob I am from India. Kindly bear my English. Nearly four weeks ago I was with a young escort. I received only handjob from her. I got my mind ease because I thought that I have done only safe sex activities. After some time while recalling my risks, suddenly I remembered that she did bite my shoulder little hardly once. She told me that the skin got reddish. She did it for excitement not with angry. At that time I felt pain for some time and I didnt check anything. After that I felt nothing there. The site tells that hiv transmission does occur from a bite by severe trauma with extensive tissue damage and the presence of blood and no risk if the skin is not broken. I didnt check the presence of blood on my shoulder and her mouth too (but I think there was no blood). If my skin was broken extensively, I should know because it needs stitches or some medical requirement. 1.Under these circumstances should I worry about hiv? 2.What are the chances of infection if there was a little cut on my shoulder from the bite and presence of blood in her mouth? 3.Do you warrant testing at 3 months mark? I will make donation to your foundation soon.

Response from Dr. Frascino


1. Nope

2. Essentially nonexistent

3. No

I agree with the information on the CDC Web site: no risk!

Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (

Be well.

Dr. Bob

Helpless in EdinburghDr Bob, please give me some sense of perspective (VISIONS AND FEARS OF BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE SLEEPING, 2010)
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