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Band-aid incident (hope you'll answer)
Aug 13, 2011

I don't know why these things happen to me... but I can't get it out of my mind. I was in a parking lot of a post office and had on flip-flops (it's a hot summer here). Suddenly I felt something caught under my toes inside my flip flop. I looked down... it was a band-aid! No idea how it got there. I am terrified of contracting HIV or something from this. Then, when I got home, I was so concerned about washing my foot of (this was about 15 mins later) that I didn't think about the flip flops and my son may have touched them (which I didn't realize until much later). Please tell me your thoughts!!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi.

My thoughts? Okay? I think you're nuts. Yep, a totally looney tunes fluffernutter who has completely irrational fears of HIV. (Well, you asked, right?) The HIV-transmission risk to you and your son from the events described is nonexistent. Counseling with a licensed mental health professional could help you overcome these totally unwarranted worries.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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