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Gay roommates have HIV
Mar 8, 2006

My wife and I just found out that our two gay roomates are hiv+. It really freaked us out because I know by stupidity we probably shared a razor and shared the same bathroom. There has never been anything sexual or use of needles just mostly casual contact,sharing a drink? My anxiety levels are an all time high. We didi have a test and we were both negative. The last time we could of possibly shared anything as severe as razor was over six weeks ago, but it was never right after someone used it. with the hiv test coming back negative am I just freaking out? Iam also a cop and come in contact with hiv+ people all the time, I don't know why I so scared. Thanks, i will donate.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Your fears are unwarranted. Casual contact is not a risk for HIV transmission. Sharing bathrooms or drinks is not a problem; however, sharing razors is not recommended. I'd suggest you spend some time reviewing the information on this site and related links pertaining to how HIV is (and is not) transmitted. Discuss your concerns with your roommates and perhaps your private physician.

Thanks for your donation (www.concertedeffort.org). Don't let irrational fears interfere with your home life or job.

Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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