Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Precautions for infection while living with an escort
Oct 15, 2010

Hi Dr. Bob, I recently moved into an apartment with my best friend. Our new roommate, it turns out, (damn you Craig's List), is not only addicted to meth but also an "escort". I do not know if he is clean or not, or how to ask.. But we do share a bathroom. Is there anything that I can do to make sure that neither my best friend or I get infected? Should I be cleaning daily? Is the only way that we could get HIV is through a shared razor? What about any other STDs? Should I employ the "hover technique" while using the toilet? I hate feeling like I'm using a truck stop bathroom in my own place but it kinda freaks me out.. He cleans a lot (tweaker) so I think he may have something and is trying to keep us safe.. or maybe he's just OCD.. I don't know. Do you have any helpful advice? I'd really appreciate it, it'd give me a little peace of mind.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

A tweaking meth-addicted "escort" isn't really so bad. You could have wound up with a Tea Party dingbat witch like Christine O'Donnell! As for your HIV-acquisition risk, relax Max! HIV is not transmitted by casual contact, such as sharing bathrooms, toilet seats, dishes, utensils, cups, etc. You shouldn't use the same razor or toothbrush and you shouldn't have unsafe sex with tweaker-guy, but other than that you're fine, OK?

Dr. Bob



Previous
All I can do is fess up
Next
Will daily consumption of Aloevera, amla juice and other ayurvedic medicine give false negative hiv test?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement