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The mission of Fred Says is to help HIV+ teens receive the care and services they need.

HIV and the healing power of man's best friend

by Kelly Nicastro
Jun 10, 2014

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Studies show that just petting an animal can improve the health and well-being of humans.

Dr. Rob Garofalo believes the human-animal bond is much stronger than some may think. In fact, he says his dog, Fred, saved his life.