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HIV CONTIMINATION
Nov 1, 2004

Dear sir, I am a 32yrs. married male and living at Dubai with a friend (male). 2 days back my friend tested HIV +ve. What are the chances that I am also infected with HIV +ive because I lived with him for one month.We were using our seperate accessories for shaving,bath etc. but we were using the same toilet.My room mate is going back from Dubai. What should I do to protect myself from potential chances of infection. HIV virous sustaion till how many days? If I am HIV -ve now could I get infected after some time by using the same toilet , room. What steps shoul I take. Pls. answer me as soon as possible as I am in a great depression. Best regards, xyz

Response from Dr. Horwath

Living in the same apartment/house does not spread HIV infection. This has been well studied, and casual contact such as you describe is not associated with risk of HIV infection.



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