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A personal question (and 2 others) donation coming
Jun 5, 2011

Dr. Frascino:

Although I am in a state of self destructive panic, please at least answer the first question, which I think is a new one.

1) As someone who offers so much advice and comfort to the virally enhanced and the worried well alike, and who has expressed in various responses a view that suggests life is about something much larger than yourself I was wondering if you had any particular religious views or thoughts about that area. I myself bounce between agnosticism, Christianity, and a bunch of other things pretty regularly. None of them seem to make me as positive and loving a person as you so I just wanted to hear your perspective on that.

2)A stripper sat on my hand naked 2 weeks ago, and I noticed a small pencil-point sized scab on that hand. If that skin was compromised at the time (I know it wasn't bleeding) am I going to have a problem?

3) Can the ARS rash be mistaken for a heat rash by a dermatologist?

I understand if you don't want to answer the last 2 questions...

In any event you are a wonderful resource and a great person. Are you ever going to be presenting or speaking in the NYC area?

Thank you for everything you do.

MJ

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello MJ,

1. Actually I have discussed this topic several times and those responses are available in the archives. Briefly I do believe something comes next when we depart this wild and wacky mortal existence. Exactly what that is, I have absolutely no idea. However, we'll all get our own chance to find out. I do believe in a "higher power," but I'm not much of a fan of religion's man-made rules and rituals. For instance despite being raised Catholic, I can't support the Vatican's views on condoms, contraception, women, priest celibacy, etc. I certainly don't believe you need a religious affiliation to be a "positive and loving person." Rather, I see this as a choice. As for being positive about being positive, see link below.

2. Nope. Your HIV risk from Bouncing Bertha perching herself on your hand at the local Badda Bing is not a risk for HIV, even if you had a small pencil-point-sized scab on your hand.

3. No, unless he's a really, really bad dermatologist.

Why wouldn't I want to answer your question?

As for NYC, I'm there at least a couple times per year.

Finally, what's all this nonsense about a state of self-destructive panic? MJ, aren't you being just a bit overly dramatic? Of course your are, frevinsakes. Now knock it off, OK?

Dr. Bob

Your thoughts (BEING POSITIVE ABOUT BEING POSITIVE, 2011) Jan 4, 2011



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