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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Sharing A Shower

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission are HIV positive If you protect yourself in these ways, you do not need to be afraid of getting or passing HIV by casual contact. Remember, HIV is not transmitted by: Hugs Dancing Sharing food or drinks Using a shower, bath, or bed used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Bug bites
Ask the Experts

Sharing the same towel after shower

Dear Doctor,How are you? Thank you very much for answering all the questions for us. I am a 34 years old male. I had one lady roomate one month ago. One day, I took the shower right after her. I used the same towel she has used. After drying of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your... Read more »


First of all, I would like to thank you for all the marvellous advice and solutions you have given to scared people like me. When I read what you say to others I just want to kiss you through the web. I am a 17 year old Nigerian boy (young and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation" now a full 1.5 years later? If you're old enough to have sex, you're old enough to accept the responsibilities that go along with it. That would include STD screening. What's all this nonsense about being too scared to test? It's time to... Read more »

Family members are IV Drug Users... is there a risk for me to be around them?

Hello I am a college student and live mostly on campus, except for when I go on breaks and stay with my family. I don't go home a lot because I have seven people in my immediate family who are IV drug users and I really can't handle the stress and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Neither HIV nor hepatitis C is transmitted via casual contact, such as sharing eating utensils, dishware, showers, food, drinks, etc. I would recommend you use your own toothbrush and razor (keep them away from other family members or use Read more »

Hopeless...please help.

Hi Dr.Bob, I've been anxiously waiting your reply to my previous question,and although you ignored mine, you answered several others that seemed even to me, a little silly. There are no questions concerning increased risk in pregnancy, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...well as aids, came over today and used my bathroom. about 4 hours later, I went into the bath room, washed my hands, and took a shower. of course to get clean, I had to touch certain areas of my body, including alittle inside the anus, which i... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...avian flu virus is called H5N1, because it has haemagglutinin 5 and neuraminidase 1 on its surface. You cannot develop a lifelong immunity to influenza. Even if you are protected against a flu virus one year, you may not be protected from a new... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...lower costs, which is why their tests are free or low-cost. It is the transit (turnaround) time, not the actual test that takes longer. Some people with high anxiety about exposure may be tempted to use this faster service. Testing Issues... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...There's no way to tell by looking at them. When the uninfected person has a weakened immune system . This could be because of a long-term illness or an active infection like a herpes outbreak, syphilis, or the flu. When either person has open... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing are infected, you can transmit HIV to others during the window period even if you test negative. About 5% of people take longer than two months to produce antibodies. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all... Read more »
Connect With Others

Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...wandering what the real risk is. Is it zero, theoretical, negligible, low...etc? I'm asking because I had a hiv risk 3 years ago. I tested -ve but, over the last year I've developed several hiv related symptoms. Over the years my kids have used... Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...early in my infection. I have always had the best of care since my diagnosis and maybe that is mainly why I have survived so long; but I believe there are so many other reasons for my survival, beyond medicine. The meds are greatly improved... Read more »

Need some reassurance

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was in the shower as I didn't see anyone leaving the room when I went there. Do you think the virus would have survived that long? I went out and got an HIV antibody test done, but I accidentally undershot the window period. I went for the test... Read more »

My Story

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...worker. I was inside for about half a minute when I came to my senses, put on a condom, and finished the job. When I came home, I showered, and noticed that a scab on my penis had opened up, revealing raw skin ....... the "seed was planted" at... Read more »