Your amazing work allows people to face the world - $1000 dollar donation
Mar 8, 2011
Dear Dr Bob, I recently had posted on your forum about a possible low risk HIV exposure (received BJ from 2 strippers and performed cunnilingus). After becoming a severely obsessed "Worried Well" your posts and inspirations helped to quell my fears. I had spent countless hours everyday scouring the internet for answers and explanations to every little symptom I had over the past 15 weeks, to say my life fell apart would be putting it mildly. I experienced one HIV symptom after the next, persistent debilitating headache for 3 weeks (ended up in hospital getting CAT scan and LP) was provisionally diagnosed with viral meningitis, Oral Thrush, Oral Ulcers, Dry Mouth, Muscle and Joint Pain, Photophobia, Respiratory Issues, and to top it off the scariest symptom was 4 weeks of DREADFUL Neuropathy (which I am still not sure if it was caused by my anxiety or not as I had panic attacks that would wake me up in the middle of the night). Today I received my 15 week negative PCR and Western Blot which has been one of the most relieving days of my life. I had convinced myself that I was positive. Listening to all of your words and countless posts Dr Bob was really the only things that kept hope alive for me. I personally wanted to thank you Dr Bob because it is so easy to convince yourself and everything going on in your body is related to HIV. Your resilience battling this disease, positive outlook to all of us panicked Nutters and charitable work are a blessing. For that reason I am making a $1000 donation to your foundation. Continue your amazing work and know that you do make a difference!
Response from Dr. Frascino
First and foremost, WOO-HOO! Congratulations on your definitive and conclusive negative HIV tests!
Thank you for writing in to share the good news. Your personal testimonial will help countless others who are still trapped in their own "HIV worried well hell"!
Thank you also for your very generous donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Your one gift will touch many lives. For instance, it costs less than one dollar to provide a course of antiretroviral therapy to an HIV-infected pregnant woman in sub-Saharan Africa. That brief course of treatment significantly decreases the chance that the infected mother will pass HIV on to her unborn child! Your one thousand dollars could save up to one thousand lives! On behalf of the many who will be touched by your compassion, please accept my heartfelt thanks. By the way, I have no doubt you have just scored a significant quantity of excellent cosmic karma from the higher powers. I've always found that whatever I give in the true spirit of generosity and compassion is always returned to me one thousand fold in numerous ways. I'm confident you will experience the same good fortune.
Be well. Stay well. Many thanks.
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